GOTV 1.18.08

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A basic description of get-out-the-vote fundatmentals.

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GOTV 1.18.08

  1. 1. Get-Out-The-Vote Chris Faulkner [email_address]
  2. 2. “ How hard can it be? It’s just some phone calls and lit drops, right?” <ul><li>Detailed planning means less chaos </li></ul><ul><li>The Volunteer Army </li></ul><ul><li>Coordination with other campaigns </li></ul><ul><li>Movement versus motion </li></ul><ul><li>Budgetary realities </li></ul>
  3. 3. GOTV Countdown – 2 Weeks Out <ul><ul><li>Final Voter ID completed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Finish all uploading of completed ID scripts (door and phone) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Confirm final GOTV supplies list </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Arrange for all GOTV Volunteer catering </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Volunteer training for all jobs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Confirm final GOTV mail, radio, TV or earned media </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. GOTV Countdown – 2 Weeks Out (cont.) <ul><li>All final GOTV call and walk lists printed </li></ul><ul><li>All final GOTV walk maps printed </li></ul><ul><li>Confirm all target precinct polling site addresses </li></ul><ul><li>All volunteer time slots “over-shifted” </li></ul><ul><li>Election Day “War Room / Command Center” identified </li></ul><ul><li>Vehicle reservations verified and confirmed </li></ul><ul><li>Out-of-state volunteer lodging, transportation and catering booked and ready </li></ul>
  5. 5. GOTV Countdown – 1 Week Out <ul><li>Take delivery of final collateral order and GOTV literature </li></ul><ul><li>Purchase all necessary office and GOTV supplies and distribute them </li></ul><ul><li>Walk and phone packets assembled with maps, lists and other materials </li></ul><ul><li>Out-of-state volunteers arrive and briefed </li></ul><ul><li>Distribute walk and phone packets to individual locations of activity </li></ul>
  6. 6. GOTV Countdown – 1 Week Out <ul><li>All rental vans picked up and staged </li></ul><ul><li>The final volunteer training </li></ul><ul><li>Obtain all credentials and election observer certifications necessary </li></ul><ul><li>Finalize plans for GOTV rallies and press kick off events </li></ul><ul><li>Assemble staff contact list with all relevant phone numbers and distribute </li></ul>
  7. 7. The Day Before GOTV Begins… <ul><li>Final Staff Meeting </li></ul><ul><li>Final volunteer rally </li></ul><ul><li>Stock all volunteer centers with literature, office supplies and other materials </li></ul><ul><li>Re-allocate resources based on holes in volunteer organization </li></ul>
  8. 8. Our Team… <ul><li>Staff </li></ul><ul><li>HQs and Outlets </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteers </li></ul><ul><li>The “plan”: scalability and flexibility </li></ul><ul><li>Office Supplies </li></ul><ul><li>Computers and paper backups </li></ul><ul><li>Weather </li></ul><ul><li>The other team </li></ul>
  9. 9. Murphy Works Overtime… <ul><li>What is important and what is not. </li></ul><ul><li>Cracks in our team. </li></ul><ul><li>Media explosions. </li></ul><ul><li>The internet…speed kills. </li></ul><ul><li>No action, stupid comment or crazy face is ever off the record or undocumented. </li></ul><ul><li>Stupid staff, crazy candidates and loopy volunteers. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Stay Connected <ul><li>Gopgrunt.blogspot.com </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook.com </li></ul><ul><li>LinkedIn.com </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter.com </li></ul>

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