What does a Precinct Chair do in a campaign?
Your grassroots efforts will not happen or be organized without a Precinct Chair. Make sure you find the right person, someone that you can depend on, and can trust to do the following:
- Analyze past and present voting totals for the precinct that should be provided by the coordinator at an organizational meeting. Determine a goal for the number of votes needed to win each precinct.
- Organize neighborhood door-to-door campaigns with or without the candidate
- Organize the postcard campaign. This will be covered later in the guide.
- Organize “New voter” registration efforts in community malls and other highly visible areas.
- Enlist phone bank volunteers
- Organize early voting efforts to get the voters to the polls by providing transportation and remember… follow up phone calls are important.
- Select key leaders in the precinct and challenge them to keep the “street talk” positive and inform you of any negative activities or messages they may come in contact with.
- Most important of all… GETTING THE VOTE OUT ON EARLY VOTING AND ELECTION DAY