Information for 2014 PCP Election
Chapter 248 of the Oregon Revised Statutes – specifically, ORS 248.015 through 248.029 – addresses Precinct Committee Persons (PCPs). Each precinct is allotted a number of male and female PCPs based on the count of registered voters in the precinct as of January 31st of each even numbered year. Individuals can file/serve as a PCP in the precinct they reside in or an adjacent precinct but can file for (or serve in) only one precinct. Individuals must be registered members of the party for 180 days prior to the Primary election in order to file. Individuals who are under 18 at the time of filing can still file if they will turn 18 on or before the date of the primary election. Individuals must receive at least 3 votes (including write in votes) to be elected. Only the names of filed candidates appear on the ballot but spaces are provided on the ballot for voters to write in as many names as there are PCP positions in the precinct.
Key PCP dates for 2014:
11/21/2013: 180 days prior to the May primary. Individuals wishing to file
PCP candidacy for either Democrat or Republican positions must be a
registered member of the party by this date to file a PCP candidacy form.
2/1/14: first day to file candidacy using form SEL 105. There is no filing
fee. No voters’ pamphlet candidate statement is filed or printed. Filings
should be mailed or delivered to the Clackamas County Elections Division
at 1710 Red Soils Ct, Ste 100, Oregon City, OR 97045.
Link to SEL 105 form.
3/11/14: last day to file candidacy. Filing forms must be received by the
Elections Division by 5 pm on March 11. Postmarks do not count. Filing
forms left in the outside drop box will not be processed.
5/20/14: Election Day.
6/9/14: deadline for County to determine election results and mail a
Certificate of Election to PCP’s who filed for office and were elected
or an Acceptance of Office form to individuals elected via write in votes.
6/16/14: last day for individuals elected via write in to return the
Acceptance of Office form to County Elections.
Find Your Precinct
If you have any questions about which precinct you reside in, see this link:
The link is to CMap and once you completed the search for your address scroll down to Voting Information for your precinct.
Shortly after February 1, 2014 this web page will include a report of how many PCP’s each precinct has been allocated based on January 31 registration counts as well as regular updates on which individuals have filed SEL 105 forms.