Become a Precinct Committee Person
Precinct Committee Persons (PCPs) are vital for the Democratic Party. PCPs are the driving force behind registering voters, “Get Out the Vote (GOTV)” and educating family, friends and neighbors about the candidates and issues. A personal visit from a PCP is often the most influential contact many voters will have during an election. What do PCPs do?
Decide local party leadership
Have a voice and vote in filling state legislative vacancies
Help with the operations of local parties
Propose and vote on county resolutions
Do outreach at community events
Help facilitate local Get-Out-The-Vote efforts
Volunteer recruitment and development
Represent voters in your community
A Precinct Committee Person is a representative of the Party in the precinct in which he or she resides. For every 250 registered voters in a precinct, there should be one precinct person. In Yamhill County there are a total of 280 PCP positions for each Party (560 total). During the 2018 general election only 110 were filled (54 by Democrats and 56 by Republicans). There’s room for you in the Party and your voice is needed!
PCPs can either be elected or appointed. What’s the difference? While all PCPs are voting members of the Central Committee of the county party, only elected PCPs may vote for party leadership at the state level during the biennial party reorganization.
Whether elected or appointed, as a PCP you will have a voice and a vote in the Party when decisions are made that affect your community. If you are interested in shaping not merely your community but the Democratic Party in Yamhill County, we encourage you to complete a PCP form!
Remember: only PCPs can vote on the local party bylaws, local party resolutions, candidates, funding support, other public activities pertaining to the party.
TO BECOME AN ELECTED PCP: Complete the PCP Election Form (SEL 105) and submit to the Yamhill County Clerk at 414 NE Evans Street, McMinnville, OR 97128. The filing deadline for the May 2020 election is March 10, 2020.
If you miss the filing deadline, you can submit a Write In Candidate Declaration OR be nominated by someone else using the Write In Candidate Nomination Form, both due by May 19, 8pm, 2020, and being written in by 3 voters (including yourself). Under the new state law, changed by SB224 in 2019, write-in candidates who have not filed a declaration prior to Election Day will not be counted.
Pro-tip: you only need 3 votes to be elected! Seriously. So call your friends and family.