Become a PCP

What is a PCP? Why is this important?

There are 50 precincts in Deschutes County and we still have many openings for Precinct Committee Persons (PCPs). PCPs are the entry-level officials of the Oregon Republican Party (ORP). They represent the people that live within their precinct to their county Republican Party. Each PCP is a voting member of the Central Committee in their county party, and the Central Committee in each county is authorized to make all decisions relating to its county party. As a Republican PCP, you will be voting on official Party business such as your county bylaws, resolutions, as well as electing county Party leadership and Platform Convention delegates.

As a PCP, at the minimum you're expected to attend as many of our monthly meetings as you can to stay engaged and put in a little time during election seasons to help get our Republican candidates elected (e.g., helping candidates, phone calls, Get Out The Vote activities).

"If we can build a majority of good people in our Party's apparatus, at the precinct level, we will have a good political party." - Author Daniel Schultz of How To Get Into The Real Ball Game Of Politics Where You Live To Help President Donald J. Trump Make America Great Again 



To be eligible a Deschutes County Republican PCP, you must reside in Deschutes County, you must have a current, active voter registration in the State of Oregon, and you must have been a registered Republican for at least 180 days in any state (with exceptions for voters who are applying within 180 days of their 18th birthday). Your County Elections Office will review and certify the eligibility of all persons seeking the role of PCP.

You can become an Elected PCP by filing as a Candidate and winning at the Primary Election (held in even-numbered years). You need at least three votes (and one of those votes can be your own!)

In the meantime, become an Appointed PCP! 

Contact [email protected] to see how you can be appointed as a Precinct Committee Person!

Do I need to be a PCP to volunteer in my county or state GOP?
No. Any Republican can volunteer. Many of our volunteers do not feel the need to participate in the Central Committee and instead contribute to the party by working on our committees or on political campaigns.