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Four Examples of Campaign / PAC Organization

Option 1

Option 2

Steering Committee

  • Voter Research / Registration
  • Fund Raising
  • Absentee Ballots
  • Community Outreach
  • Presentations and Coffees
  • Media / Publicity
  • Endorsements
  • Election Day Activities

Steering Committee

  • Community Outreach
  • Publicity
  • Election Day
  • Media
  • Fundraising
  • Voter Research
  • Volunteer / Community Outreach
  • Chair of each committee (serves on the steering committee along with chair, co-chair and treasurer)

Option 3

Option 4

Steering Committee

  • Technology
  • Voter Registration
  • Community Outreach
  • Fundraising
  • Communications
  • Logistics
  • Volunteer Coordinator
    • Telephone Canvassing
    • Precinct Work
    • Poll Watching

Steering Committee

  • Finance
  • Media / Public Relations
  • Speakers Bureau
  • Voter Research
  • Voter Registration
  • Absentee Ballots
  • Letters to the Editor
  • Button, Stickers & Yard Signs
  • Website
  • Volunteer Solicitation
  • Endorsements
  • Election Day

 

Your own campaign/political action committee format might very well be different from all of the above or a combination of some of the above. Obviously, the number and quality of passionate community members will dictate the type of committees you organize. Remember to spend time recruiting quality leaders for each task. Do not simply ask for volunteers.

The options above were recommended by Fanning Howey (Option I), Ice Miller (Option II), Schmidt & Associates (Option III), and Dr. Emmert Lippe, Strategic Planning (Option IV). Another list, including job descriptions, can be found in School Finance Elections, Lifton & Senden.