Oregon PCP Candidate Procedure

The next election for Precinct Committeeperson (PCP) is May 19, 2020. The office will be on the Primary Election ballot. There is no filing fee. You can contact your county clerk for your precinct number and answers to questions you might have.

County Clerk Contact Information

In Oregon, there are three ways to become a PCP:  1) Primary Election Ballot, 2) Write-in or 3) Appointment.

1) PCP Candidates Elected by Ballot

The best way to become a PCP is to get your name on the Primary Election ballot. You need to file a Candidate  Filing form (SEL 105) during the filing period. The filing period is open and the deadline is March 10, 2020, 5 pm. Just print and complete the SEL105 form below and take to your county clerk. Here is a link to the 2020 form:

PCP Filing Form (SEL 105)

2) PCP Candidates Elected by Write-in

If you miss the filing deadline, you can still be elected by write-in to the position of Precinct Committeeperson.

Complete the Write-In Candidate Declaration form below (SEL105D) and take it to the county clerk by May 19, 2020, 8 pm.

SEL 105D  Write-in Candidate Declaration

If you wish to nominate others to the position of Precinct Committeeperson complete the Write-in Nomination form (SEL 105N) and file it with the county clerk by May 19, 2020, 8 pm.

SEL 105N  Write-in Candidate Nomination

Note:  Write-in candidates need at least three (3) votes to be elected. Make sure voters write the candidate’s name as it is written on the write-in candidate form.

3) PCP Appointed by County Party

If you miss the primary election to be a PCP, you can be an “Appointed PCP”. Start attending your county party meetings and ask to be appointed. Generally, Appointed PCPs have the same privileges, except for voting for the new officers at the organizational meeting. Read your county party by-laws for the specific rules regarding Appointed PCPs.

2019 Changes to PCP Election Law

There have been legislative changes that affect the precinct committeeperson election process. Benton County Elections has posted a good summary of the changes:

Benton County PCP Information


The Role of the PCP