Becoming a Precinct Committeeperson
The precinct is the smallest political unit in the country. A precinct can not be divided by legislative, congressional or supervisor district. A precinct is where elections are won or lost. Most importantly, it is your neighborhood. You know the people, the schools and the community centers. You have your hand on the pulse of the precinct; you understand the problems and potentials and have a desire to improve your neighborhood.
Never underestimate the power of the precinct worker! It is the precinct worker, actively participating in the Democratic Party at the precinct level, who wins elections for the Democratic Party at the local, state, and national levels.The Democratic Party begins with the Precinct Committeeperson. A Precinct Committeeperson is a representative of the Party in the precinct in which he or she resides. For every 500 registered voters in a precinct, there should be one precinct person of each gender.
Each Precinct Committee Person is a member of the County Central Committee of the county party. The Multnomah County Democratic Central Committee (MCDCC) is the highest authority in the County Democratic Party. This body has the authority to adopt rules or resolutions covering any matter of party government within the county, and to take positions on issues that are relevant to our lives in Multnomah County. The Central Committee also elects representatives to the State Central Committee, Democratic Party of Oregon
Being a Precinct Committeeperson can mean a lot of hard work, a lot of educating and persuading and a good sense of organization, but Precinct Committeepersons are the cornerstone of the party, and can really have an impact.
You can become a Precinct Committee Person by election in the Primary Election in even numbered years, or by appointment by the current Central Committee. To find out more about becoming a Precinct Committeeperson, contact us today or download the form below and send it to us. Help change our community, our county, our state and our nation. We are dedicated to making people's lives better! Click here to download the Committeeperson interest form: Fill the form out and send to us at: Multnomah County Democrats, Attn: 2nd Vice Chair, 3551 NE Sandy Blvd., Portland, OR 97232 or email to ViceChair2@MultDems.org