Precinct committeepersons (PCPs) are the voting members of the Polk County Democrats., They are the first level of grassroots connection between the party and voters. PCPs make decisions such as who the officers of the party are, whether to pass resolutions and endorse candidates, and work on numerous other issues that are presented to the Central Committee.
Each precinct is allotted a certain number of PCPs based on population. All Polk County precincts currently have open PCP positions.
There are elected PCPs and appointed PCPs. Any registered Democrat can run for a PCP position, but elections are held once every two years. If you’ve missed the opportunity to be elected, you can be appointed by:
Oregon Democrats have a unique pilot program that helps us to turn out Democrats during elections. This program is called the “Neighborhood Leader” program. Essentially, each Neighborhood Leader adopts 20-40 households of registered Democrats in their immediate neighborhood and contacts them in the lead up to each election to answer questions, provide information on endorsements, and build the community of Polk County Democrats.
As a Neighborhood Leader, you will: