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Become A Precinct Committee Person (PCP)
A Precinct Committee Person is a representative of the Party in the precinct in which he or she resides. For every 500 registered voters in a precinct, there can be one PCP. Each PCP is a member of the County Central Committee of the county party.
In order to qualify as a Precinct Committee Person candidate, you must:
• Be a member of the major political party you wish to represent at least 180 days before the deadline for filing a certificate of candidacy;
• Be 18 years of age by the date of the Primary Election:
• Live in the precinct you wish to represent, or an adjoining precinct:

As of April 6, 2020, there are Democratic PCP positions open in all of the 16 precincts in Polk County. The process for being appointed as a PCP is:
• Notify the Chair of the Polk County Democrats, Bill Lamers at that you want to be appointed as a PCP.
• Attend two (2) monthly Polk County Democratic Central Committee (PCDCC) meetings in a row.
• At the second meeting, a vote will be held to appoint you as a PCP.

We currently have 48 PCP's but as of March 11, 2020, only 27 have filed to be on the Primary Election ballot. The filing date to be on the May 19, 2020 Primary Election ballot has passed (March 10, 2020). However, you can still become an Elected PCP in the May 19, 2020 Primary by being a Write-In candidate.

To be a Write-In Candidate for a PCP position, fill out form SEL 105D and turn it in to the Polk County Clerk by 8 PM on May 19, 2020. Also, someone else can nominate you by filling out SEL 105N and turning it into the Polk County Clerk by 8 PM on May 19, 2020.
Both forms are available on the Polk County Elections website at
Polk County Clerk
850 Main Street
Dallas, Oregon 97338