Precinct Committee Person

What is a Precinct Committee Person (PCP)?

ORS248.031 Precinct committeepersons as county central committee
The precinct committeepersons of the county shall constitute the county central committee of their party. The county central committee of each major political party is the highest party authority in county party matters and may adopt rules or resolutions for any matter of party government within the county which is not controlled by the laws of this state. [Formerly 248.025]

The organizational unit closest to the grass roots is the county Central Committee, consisting of the county’s Precinct Committee People (PCPs)

PCPs are elected by fellow Republicans in their precinct in even numbered years during the May Primary election. PCPs can be appointed at any time, however appointed PCPs don’t get to vote in key party elections.

PCPs are the heart of the Republican Party. They are the grassroots activists who work hard to get Republican candidates elected, to get measures on the ballot, and help pass ballot measures that reflect our Republican values. PCPs get to know candidates and the opportunity to ask them questions face to face.

What is a PCP?

Top 10 Activities of a PCP

PCP Appointment Application

Precinct Committeeman Tutorial

Become an elected PCP by submitting your Candidacy Filing to the County Clerk no later than March 8, 2022. *Due to the delay in receiving 2020 U.S. Census population data, precinct boundaries will not be finalized by September 9, 2021. As a result, the precinct associated with your address may change. Candidates are encouraged to wait until the precinct boundaries are final before filing. If you file a declaration of candidacy before redistricting has been completed, contact the county elections office before the candidate filing deadline and verify that you are a candidate in the correct precinct. If you will not qualify in the redrawn precinct the original filing will need to be withdrawn and a new filing submitted in the correct precinct. File your candidacy now with this form: