We’ve gotten a lot of questions about when Multnomah County Elections Division will report Precinct Committe Person (PCP) election results. We expect that you will find them at the County Elections website (MCED) sometime in the next week or two; MCED is saying that they expect to post final results by June 8. We will link to those results when they become available.
You should also expect to hear from Multnomah Democrats soon about organization meetings for your House District.
Have you considered running for office? Start by running for Precinct Committee Person (“PCP”).
PCPs are elected members of the Central Committee, the governing body of our Democratic Party. Elected PCPs vote for the leaders of the County Party, both on a district level and on a county level, and also vote for delegates to the State Central Committee and the Congressional Committees. They also serve as volunteers when it’s time to get out the vote for President, Secretary of State, State Legislature, and other offices.
There are usually more PCP positions than persons running for PCP, and so you can usually win if you qualify, file the required paperwork, and get at least three (3) Democrats in your precinct to vote for you.
Here are the details
You must be a Democrat who has been registered since November 21, 2019.
You must fill out a form SEL-105D and file it with your County Elections Office. They need to receive this form by May 19 at 8PM. It’s best to mail it in right away just to be safe. You can email this form to or mail it to:
Multnomah County Elections Division
1040 SE Morrison
Portland OR 97214
6:00 PM Doors open 6:30 PM Registration and Sign In 7:00 PM Business Meeting begins 9:00 PM Scheduled end of Business Meeting
Election of Treasurer
Jil Heimensen resigned from the position of Treasurer on July 2. We thank her for her service and wish her well in her future endeavors. Per our bylaws, the election to fill the vacancy must take place at a Central Committee meeting that takes place between 30 and 60 days after the position becomes vacant.
We will be conducting an election to fill the vacant office of Treasurer of the Party at the Central Committee meeting of the Democratic Party of Multnomah County. Two candidates have nominated themselves for this election: Dean Price and Deian Salazar. You will find a link to find their biographies at www.multdems.org. We will also accept nominations from the floor.
Standing Rule 12
The Central Committee voted to refer proposed Standing Rule 12, a procedure to engage and provide resources to candidates, to an ad-hoc committee for review and to present to the August CC. The proposed language for Standing Rule 12 may be found here. The Central Committee will consider the proposal and vote on whether to adopt Standing Rule 12.
Proposed Bylaw Amendment
A bylaw amendment proposal was announced at the June CC and is to be considered in August. It provides for the Democratic Party of Multnomah County to Endorse Democrats running against Democrats: “Optional Endorsement of Candidates”
Committee Reports and Precinct Committee Person Appointments
We will hear reports from the Alternative Voting Methods pilot project and the Racial Inclusivity Workgroup. Also, we will vote to fill vacancies for Precinct Committee Persons. A list of persons eligible for appointment can be found here.
Minutes and Agenda
The minutes of the June Central Committee Meeting may be found here.
Watch this space for the August agenda and live meeting minutes.
Thank you for everything you do.
Lurelle Robbins, Chair
The Democratic Party of Multnomah County
The Democratic Party of Multnomah County strives to be welcoming and accessible to all. If you or someone you know require ADA or any other accommodations to attend one of our events please contact us to tell us how to make your attendance possible.
We wanted to let you know that we have just launched an exiting new program called Ami’s Actions. Ami’s Actions will mobilize our volunteers to actions that will protect our neighbors and influence elected decision makers to better reflect our values.
But we need you to make it work.
Once you sign up, you will receive text messages from Ami’s Actions, no more than two or three a week, calling you to action. The action could be calling an elected official, signing a petition, or showing up to protest an executive order or help our neighbors.
To join, text EZActions (with an S at the end!) to 797979. That’s it! Then, you will get text messages with specific calls to action.
Please note: by signing up for Ami’s Actions, you agree that we can send your phone text messages (SMS). We don’t make any money off these messages; nonetheless, your plan’s regular charges for text messages may apply. You may quit any time by texting STOP to 797979.
The next Central Committee Business Meeting and Social Program are scheduled for Thursday, May 11th, 2017 at the Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 NE 40th Ave, Portland, OR 97212. (Map)
The Platform, Resolution and Legislative Committee (PRLC) of the Multnomah County Democratic Party will be presenting the following resolutions for vote at the next Central Committee Business Meeting on Thursday, May 11th starting at 7:30pm: