Become a 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.
A Precinct Committee Person is a representative of the Party in the precinct in which he or she resides. For every 500 registered voters in a precinct, there should be one precinct person of each gender. In Yamhill County there are a total of 220 PCP positions. During the 2016 general election only 91 were filled (25 by Democrats and 66 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. (Note: Filing opens February 1, 2018. The election will be held in May 2018).
Pro-tip: you only need 3 votes to be elected! Seriously. So call your friends and family.