Who Can Be a Precinct Committee Person & what does a PCP Do?
WHAT IS THE ROLE OF A PCP?
It is the role of the Precinct Committee Person (PCP) to represent the Republican Party at the
grassroots level for fellow registered Republican voters in the PCP’s respective precinct.
RESPONSIBILITY OF A PCP:
As a PCP YOU are the most important person in the Republican Party.
PCPs are the eyes, ears, and voice of the party. Of all the registered voters in your precinct you have the greatest influence on the results of elections.
You have the power to direct the outcome of
elections to ensure the values of Republicans are reflected in public policy and political office.
A strong and effective local party looks to its active and motivated PCPs to perform the work of the
A few hours a month is all it takes to create a strong precinct.
These few hours allow you to build a rapport with registered Republicans within your precinct so that they will recognize you as their contact person on political issues & candidates.
Stay politically knowledgeable of city, county, state and national political issues
Attend and participate in County Central Committee meetings
Elect county party leadership and delegates to the State Conventions and State Central
Vote on official party business and resolutions of local concern
Participate in nominating replacement legislators for appointment by the county commissioners and replacement Republican nominees if candidates withdraw after the primary
( Voted for in a Primary Election)
PCPs are elected/re‐elected every two years during the even‐year Primary Elections.
*There is one PCP for every 250 voters, with a minimum of 2 PCPs per Precinct.
*The date to Calculate number of PCPs per Precinct is 251 days before the Primary Election. (For the 2020 Primary Election, that date will be September 11, 2019)
*The first day to file is 250 days before the primary election. (For the 2020 Primary Election, that date will be September 30, 2019 this election year only, (due to when the law goes into effect)
*A Person can file in any Precinct, within their Resident House District in their Resident County.
*Write‐in votes will only be tallied if Declaration (SEL‐105D) or Nomination (SEL‐105N) Forms have been filed by the deadline, which is the day of the Election at 8:00 PM.
*The advantage to filing an SEL‐105 Form prior to the March deadline is your name is published on the Official Primary Ballot for the Republican Party, which provides for more organic votes.
*A minimum of three Republican voters in your filed Precinct must vote for you.
*A PCP’s term of service is from the 24th day after the primary election until the 24th day after the date of the next following primary election (ORS 248.015).
(Appointed by the GOP Executive Board)
*A typical county may have Precincts without any Precinct Committee Person because no one has filed to run. Check with your County Chair to determine those openings.
*Your County Central Committee may appoint registered republicans to fill vacant PCP seats according to ORS 248.026.
*You must complete and submit a “PCP Appointment Application” to your County Chair.
*Depending upon your County‘s Bylaws, your County Central Committee approves PCP appointments.
*Once approved, individuals may receive a Notice of Appointment from their County Elections Office or your County Chair.
*Elected and appointed PCP information should be forwarded to the ORP to keep the state database
* Appointed PCP’s are subject to internal voting restrictions per ORS 248.026.
PCP'S CAN BE ELECTED DURING A PRIMARY ELECTION, OR CAN BE APPOINTED BY THE COUNTY GOP CHAIR AT ANYTIME. YOU CAN STILL FUNCTION AS A PCP AND BE FORMALLY ELECTED IN THE NEXT PRIMARY ELELCTION.
YOU ARE ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE AND VOTE JUST LIKE AN ELECTED PCP, "EXCEPT" WHEN VOTING FOR OFFICERS AT THE BIENNIAL ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING EVERY TWO YEARS.