Become a PCP

If you want to sign up to become a PCP, go to the bottom of this page.

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.

Eligibility: To be eligible for the office of PCP, 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.

To fill a vacancy in between elections, you can also become an Appointed PCP. Just complete the top portion of the Appointed PCP Deschutes County Application Form. Then you will attend a following Central Committee meeting to be voted in.

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, in our office, or on political campaigns.

If you want to be a PCP, follow the three steps below:
1) Complete and sign the PCP Appointment Form
2) Email your completed and signed form to [email protected] or mail it to Deschutes Republicans, PO Box 5265, Bend, OR 97708.
3) Wait for an email from Deschutes Republicans about next steps. Be prepared to attend a following DRP Central Committee meeting to be voted in.