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As a voter file vendor, this is not a new question for us. In fact, we have found our greatest competition is from clients who decide to “bring the voter file in-house”.
Is this wise?
Like most decisions, nothing is always right or always wrong. But there are certain arguments that should be considered by every campaign or party that is considering the building and management of their voter file in-house.
1. Bringing it in-house
Any successful political campaign depends on the collection, maintenance, and dissemination of accurate information in real-time. Too frequently, however, campaigns are run without the foresight to recognize the advantages o
Ah, the power of the pen!
A personally signed letter or note can push the undecided voter into your corner, reinforce the commitment of a voter pledged to you, or cast a shadow of a doubt in the mind of someone committed to your opponent. Studies show a personally signed letter will be read more frequently, kept longer and generate more activity than letters with digital, scanned or printed signatures. As good as digital, scanned or pre printed signatures on a letters may look, most people can easily tell they were not hand signed. The written signature also inc
“Show me you love me”
“Show me you love me”
The other 99% percent
Presidential candidates, most notably the Dean campaign in 2004 and McCain campaign in 2000, tend to dominate discussions of online campaigning. While Presidential campaigns are often using some of the most exciting technology, these discussions miss the vast majority of online campaigns – those on the Congressional, state and local levels.
Exempting Gubernatorial, Presidential and a few other highly publicized races, most campaigns do not benefit from the free media that drives donors, volunteers and voters to their websites.
As campaign consultants we must offer our clients more than just the usual fare of voter targeting, issue research, polling, message crafting, and all the nuts and bolts of campaigning.
We must be aware of the election laws and the procedures used by local election officials to conduct the elections and enforce these laws. In close elections, the consultant must be ever vigilant for anomalies and obvious changes in voter patterns on a precinct-by-precinct basis.
A case in point is a recent elect