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Campaign Basics

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Becoming a Candidate

Whether you are considering running for office personally or you are developing a plan to find candidates for your local government, you need to know the requirements and deadlines for getting a name on the ballot. This guide will point you in the right direction to find that information.


Avoiding Rookie Mistakes

We asked other leaders and their staff to share some of the things they have learned on the job- here’s advice on avoiding some common rookie mistakes.

Finding Volunteers

Finding and Engaging Volunteers

Volunteers play a vital roll in every campaign- in local campaigns they play an even larger role. These are some things you should know about the best ways to recruit and engage your volunteers.

12 Things Volunteers

12 Ways Volunteers Can Help You Win

Your campaign volunteers are individuals with different tastes and talents- don’t take a one-size-fits-all approach to assigning responsibilities. Here’s a list of some different ways you can put them to work and keep them engaged.


Winning Elections: One Door at a Time

It’s been said that 80% of life is showing up. It’s every bit as true for political leaders. Voters turn out for the one who shows up and asks for their vote! Read this to learn how to make the most of your face-to-face time and reach as many voters as possible.

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