Progressive Yamhill: Acting Together Locally
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Voter Turnout for the May Primary is 25% so far in Yamhill County.  Typical even year primaries generate around 60% voter turnout, with 40% of registered voters leaving their ballots at home.  Democratic turnout is around 37%; Republican turnout is around 34% - actual ballots returned are nearly even.  Have you shared our Yamhill County Voters Guide with your local friends & family who may not yet have voted?

Got a few spare hours at home?  Yamhill County Democrats are now conducting Get Out The Vote phone and text banking - email to get signed up to help!  

Local News:

What's a Precinct Committee Person?

Both Republican and Democratic Parties are run by PCPs, who are the voting members of the party. Voting in the Primaries is one way to influence party politics, but another way is to become a voting party member, as a Precinct Committee Person. Why? Because ONLY PCPs can:

- elect local and state party leaders
- decide how to spend party budget
- decide who the party endorses
- decide what the party platform says

It's not too late to become an Elected PCP with either party.

Write-Ins are allowed until May 19th at 8pm: just 3 people in your precinct must write your name on the blank line on their ballot before turning it in AND you must fill out this form, print, sign and mail or email it to the clerk's office by May 19th.

What precinct do you live in? It's not an easy question to answer, unfortunately. You can look this up on the county's website here:,or.  Choose the = symbol in the upper right, then choose to add the 'Precinct' layer to the map.

There are 280 PCP positions for each major party in Yamhill County - only 50 are currently filled by Democrats.

Upcoming Events

Progressive Yamhill maintains a community calendar of progressive events - sign up to 'follow' it on Google!

Know of an upcoming event we should share?  Email the details to!

May 19th Primary Election

Ballots are due by 8pm
Find Your Drop Box Here

Volunteer Opportunities
Does the idea of elected office seem too daunting?  Maybe a volunteer position on a board is more your speed. 
Progressive Yamhill is a non-partisan group with a regional focus on Yamhill County politics at the city, county, and state level, as well as a vehicle to connect with neighbors on issues and actions at a federal level.  Our goal is to connect, educate, inform, and actively participate in the creation of a local community that shares and supports our mission.  You can learn more about our origin, and our group, at our website.

Our growing Facebook Group is 'Private', meaning that unless you are in the group, you cannot search for it, see anything anyone posts in it, or even find out who else is a member.  We take our members privacy seriously and have a team of moderators who vet every new member before adding them.  In order to enable new members to find us, and to communicate key events to the public, we also have a public Facebook Page.  If you would like to join, and the first link didn't work for you, use the second link and follow the instructions to let us know!
We Are engaged residents and friends of Yamhill Valley who believe in developing a community that both respects and creates equity, inclusion, safety and freedom from fear & hate for all. Our purpose is to educate & inform, and to actively participate in the creation of a local climate in support of these beliefs.
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