Six Steps to Prepare a Walk List for Precinct Delegate Election
A precinct delegate position is perhaps the smallest public position that register voters can run for. The position is unpaid, partisan, and it is rather common among both Republican and Democratic parties. Every state election laws and regulations include the definition of precinct delegate roles. Moreover, depending on the state, a party may decide on additional rules and regulations for precinct delegate positions. In addition, the county parties also bear the authority to regulate the rules for precinct delegates.
Registered voters who wish to become candidates for precinct delegate positions have to carefully review the laws and regulations for their particular state and county and check if they qualify for the registration.
Firstly, the candidate has to fill a form of document, which is usually issued by the state and called an affidavit of identity and receipt of filing, in order to register for the precinct delegate position. Candidates can receive this document through distribution by mail or at certain events. However, the easiest way to receive the correct document is by visiting the county clerk and asking for a copy.
Once the document is filled, the candidate needs to find the notary to certify the writing. Often, county clerks are certified notary by the state and they can certify the document for the candidate. Another option is to find a certified individual during the events for the signing precinct delegate candidate. In order to acquire the right to notarize as a signing agent, an individual does not have to be an attorney. He or she can become a signing agent through the state authorization and by paying a certain fee.
Ordinarily, Democrats have a larger pool of precinct delegates compared to Republicans, with a ratio of 2:1. However, on the side of Democrats often there are empty slots remaining. When it comes to Republicans, both state law and county chair are responsible for regulations on the number of precinct delegates, where a precinct is allowed to have between one and 7-10 delegates.
In case more candidates are registered in a precinct than the number of available slots, a competitive election is established. During a competitive election, registered voters who are present on party primaries will place their votes and determine who will become precinct delegate(s) to represent them on county conventions. In order to persuade enough registered voters to place their vote in favor of a candidate, he or she has to develop a small campaign. Most precincts are big enough to require walk lists. In order to obtain a walk list, the candidate has to purchase voter data.
Voter data file for a precinct is inexpensive, and it is better for the candidate to buy voter data rather than obtain old election voter data. There are two main reasons for this:
- Firstly, purchasing voter lists data using political technology teaches the candidate how to create and manage an election campaign with real funds, even if the costs are below $100.
- Secondly, the voter data obtained through purchase are fresh, accurate, and targeted for candidate’s needs.
The application will open the Jurisdiction selections
Select the state by choosing one from the available dropdown menu.
After selecting the desired state, lock your selection by clicking on the lock icon.
If your state is not found, click on the drop down selection “Not found? Click here” and follow the instructions.
After selecting your state, avoid selecting unnecessary fields.
Select your county.
Selecting the county will help drive your selection easy down.
Confirm the selection by clicking on the lock icon.
At that point, Walk List will recalculate and display the voter database only for the registered voters in the selected county.
Select your municipality.
Click on municipality tab and choose the correct one.
Lock the selection by clicking on the lock icon.
Click on “Precinct” and choose the right precinct of your interest.
Each precinct displays the county, the precinct number defined by the county clerk, and the number of registered voters in the precinct.
Lock the selection by clicking on the lock icon.
During the above mentioned selections, the checkout cart displays the exact amount and count of registered voters.
At this point, a candidate may choose to check out, but we recommend them to proceed to Demographics and move on to Vote History.
Since in most states primaries are partisans, select party affiliation.
For example, if the GOP is the targeted position, select only Republicans and independent registered voters.
Then, from voter turnout historical data user can select last primaries/general elections to additionally decrease the size of the pool of registered voters that can appear on the primary. Contact Walk Lists at firstname.lastname@example.org, if you need help with data mining, strategy or other issues.
We advise the candidates to create two separate campaigns. One of the campaigns will cover voter turnout for absentee voters and another for voting on Election Day voters (GOTV).
This way, the candidate can obtain the voter lists of all registered voters and increase his or her chances of winning.
After all selections are completed, use the Checkout button to complete your order.
Upon successful payment, our system will automatically assemble and provide you with a link to download the desired file with the voter list.