Precinct Committee Person Information
PCP Calculation Report:
Precinct Committee Person Calculation Report
PCP Member Listings by Party:
Democrat PCP Members
Republican PCP Members
PCP Candidacy Filing Forms:
SEL 105 Candidate Filing
SEL 105D Write-In Candidate Declaration
SEL 105N Write-In Candidate Nomination
What is a Precinct Committeeperson?
If you are a member of the Democratic or Republican party, you will receive a ballot with "Precinct Committeepersons" on it.
These are people who represent their political party in each precinct on a countywide "Central Committee."
Precinct Committeepeople help set the party agenda and party platform.
They act as directors of the local party Central Committee, attend meetings of the committee, help candidates run for office, and conduct the business of the party.
Central Committees elect people to represent the county at the state level, and those members select the representatives to the national committees.
Precinct Committeepeople also help select replacements for vacated state and county offices (Oregon House or Senate offices and Marion County Commissioners).
Voting for Precinct Committeepersons (PCPs):
To qualify as a Precinct Committeeperson (PCP), one must have lived in the county and have been registered in their political party for at least 180 days prior to the Primary Election. A person can represent the precinct in which they live, an adjacent precinct (within the same county) or another precinct within the same House District (within the same county). They serve a two-year term.
A Committee person is elected in each precinct for every 250 voters (or major part thereof) that are registered in the precinct as of September 13th (251 days prior to the Primary Election). There is a list showing the positions available as well as a list of current position holders from both parties at the top of this web page.
Your ballot will indicate how many offices are available in your precinct. For instance, it would say "Vote for Six" if there are six offices available for your precinct. If you are not registered as a Democrat or Republican, Precinct Committeepersons will not appear on your ballot.
You do not have to vote for any PCPs (yes, the rest of your votes still count).
You do not have to complete each available position if you do not want to.
Where a candidate has filed, mark your selection like any other race.
If you want to write in a name that is not on the ballot, fill the box next to "Write-in," then neatly write the person's name of your choice on the line provided.
To be elected, a "write-in" candidate must:
A. receive at least 3 (three) votes from members of their party in that precinct,
B. and have filed an SEL 105D before 8:00 P.M. on Election Night,
C. or someone else needs to have filed an SEL 105N before 8:00 P.M. on Election Night.
Only write-in candidates who have their name filed with the elections office by 8:00 P.M. on Election Night will have their names listed on the official results.