What is a precinct committee person, and how is it the most powerful position in the party?
If you'd like to sign up to be appointed as a PCP, Download our PCP Appointment Form.
Here's the official Multnomah County Elections Form SEL 105 for Precinct Committeeperson Candidate Filing for the upcoming May 20th, 2014 Primary Election. First date to file is Feb 1st, 2014, and the last day to file is March 11th, 2014.
This description comes from the Oregon Republican Party website:
MAKE A DIFFERENCE AND BECOME THE REPUBLICAN PARTY
YOU SHOULD TRY TO BECOME A PRECINCT COMMITTEE PERSON (PCP) IF YOU:
- ·Care passionately about today’s issues, your community, and your government.
- ·See a need to do something about who leads your party and your community.
- ·Like to stay informed about issues and party events, and personally meet candidates, party leaders.
- ·Want to "put a face" on the Republican party in your neighborhoods and community, elect local its leadership, and help to set the party agenda in the county.
IF NOT YOU, THEN WHO?
WHAT ARE THE PCP SPECIAL POWERS & RESPONSIBILITIES?
- ·Represent Republicans in your precinct to the local Republican party and vice versa.
- ·Attend quarterly county Republican Party "Central Committee Meetings"
- ·Vote on official party business and resolutions of interest/concern locally.
- ·Elect (every TWO years) county party leadership and delegates to the State Platform Convention; Elect (every FOUR years) Congressional District party leadership and Oregon delegates to the Republican National Convention.
- ·Nominate replacement legislators for appointment by the county commissioners and replacement Republican nominees if candidates withdraw after the Primary.
- ·Ensure that Republicans in your precinct get organized to elect Republican nominees and endorsees.
WHAT IS THE PCP TERM OF OFFICE
TWO years (approx.) => from mid June following the May primary election (after Oregon Elections has certified the vote results from that May primary election) until the certification of vote results from the next May primary election two years later. Most County GOP Organizations may appoint registered Republicans to vacant PCP slots in their precinct or an adjacent precinct thru mid-June of the next even number election year. Starting in early March of a (even numbered) election year, Oregon voters registered as Republican for at least 180 days may file to be elected to fill PCP slots in the May primary election.
WHAT IS ASKED OF YOU: Be a registered Republican in your county in Oregon for at least 180 days
and be willing to attend regular County PCP meetings (contact your County GOP for when and where),
and volunteer at least FIVE hours for local GOP per year.