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?
A Precinct Committee Person is a representative of the Party. They are voted on locally and represent precincts of 250 registered voters. In Yamhill County there are a total of 255 Democratic PCP positions. In the 2022 election only 84 were filled – this is progress, but we need you and your voice to keep our democracy safe!
As a PCP you:
- 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
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.
Becoming an Elected Precinct Committee Person
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.
Pro-tip: you only need 3 votes to be elected! Seriously. So call your friends and family!
Becoming an appointed Precinct Committee Person
To become an appointed Precinct Committee Person submit the form below.