When Should Your Campaign Start Get Out the Vote?

vote3Get out the vote, or GOTV, is a phase of a political campaign that is focused on getting more of your supporters out to vote on Election Day. Essentially, you are contacting preferably known but oftentimes also likely supporters to remind them about the upcoming election and support your candidacy for elected office. [Read more…]

Why Do Millions of Registered Voters Never Vote?

vote3The 2004 presidential election recorded one of the largest turnouts in recent American politics, as incumbent President George W. Bush defeated challenger Senator John Kerry. That year, 63.8% of registered voters turned out to cast their votes. So, where were the other 36.2% of registered voters? [Read more…]

Political Robo Calls

roobocallsPolitical Robo Calls are a powerful tool to reach out to potential or likely voters in your target district, region, state, or country. But these calls must be used appropriately to not anger people and create a negative impact on the campaign or goal. But when used effectively robo calls (voice broadcasting) can be a very powerful way to get your political message out almost instantly for a fraction of the cost of direct mail, TV, or radio advertising. [Read more…]

Get Out the Vote – What Are the Most Effective Tactics?

GrassrootsDuring get out the vote, political campaigns need to focus on the voters who are identified supporters and if that number isn’t a majority of the likely voters to also include certain groups of voters who are likely to support the candidate on Election Day. The best way to connect with your get out the vote universe is by using the same direct voter tactics strategies that you have used earlier in the campaign. [Read more…]

Get Out the Vote and Early Voting Campaigns

vote4By Ben Donahower –

Depending upon the state the voter is in early voting practices will differ or won’t exist at all. When there is early voting, it will either be possible for the voter to vote by mail or to vote early but in person or both.

Political campaigns should create a robust effort to encourage their supporters to vote early where it is possible. This is very helpful to campaigns particularly when it comes to get out the vote. [Read more…]

Political Campaign Strategies – Get Out! Vote For Elections

twitter2By Lee Simonson –

Political campaign strategies to get out the vote on Election Day can be varied and there is no single all encompassing solution. If there was, every candidate would be doing the same thing at the same time. Moreover, political consultants will all say they have the corner on the strategy market, and will ask to be paid handsomely for their advice. [Read more…]

Get Out the Vote and Early Voting Campaigns

Depending upon the state the voter is in early voting practices will differ or won’t exist at all. When there is early voting, it will either be possible for the voter to vote by mail or to vote early but in person or both.

Political campaigns should create a robust effort to encourage their supporters to vote early where it is possible. This is very helpful to campaigns particularly when it comes to get out the vote.

Imagine that there is a campaign for mayor of a 50,000 person city. Since it is a local election, not many people will actually vote. Let’s say that it’s like that 10,000 voters will actually cast their ballot for mayor. If hypothetical candidate, Smith, has identified 5,200 voters who are supporting him and convinces 400 voters to vote early, the campaign only has to worry about getting 4,800 voters to the polls. [Read more…]

Texting – Fostering and Sustaining

A Cellular phone is one of the indispensable communication tools for many nowadays. They view it as an extension of their body, life, and personality. Many cell phone companies are now rising to produce various cell phone units that fit the needs of the consumers in a very affordable cost. With this proliferation of cellular phones, you can hardly identify which person owns a mobile unit and who doesn’t. The number of cell phone users is increasing because of the mobile phone’s easy to use interface and its multi-purpose features which includes fast and global connectivity. Indeed, a cellular phone is a must-have. [Read more…]