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Political Campaign Recruitments of Leaders, Celebrities, Activists to Volunteers and Paid Staffs formulate and implement the strategy needed to win an election.  

This article provides a generic description of a campaign's staff and organization. Different campaigns have different structures.

Structure of a campaign

Campaigns are usually overseen by a campaign manager. The campaign manager coordinates the campaign making sure that the rest of the staff and the campaign's consultants are focused effectively on winning the election. In small local campaigns, the campaign manager will often be the only paid staff member and will be responsible for every aspect of the campaign that is not covered by the candidate or volunteers. In larger campaigns, such as a lokshabha campaign, hundreds of staff members will cover the required tasks. While campaign managers are often the lead strategists in local campaigns.
Below the department level, campaigns vary widely in their structure. On larger campaigns, there will be various coordinators for certain functions within each department. For example, within the fundraising department, there might be a staff member who focuses only on direct mail fundraising.

At the bottom of the totem pole are the interns and volunteers who perform the least glamorous tasks of the campaign. These can include entering data into databases, and canvassing voters on behalf of the campaign.

Departments and their respective purposes

Field department

The field department focuses on the "on-the-ground" organizing that is required in order to personally contact voters through canvassing, phone calls, and building local events. Voter contact helps construct and clean the campaign's voter file in order to help better target voter persuasion and identify which voters a campaign most wants to bring out on election day. Field is generally also tasked with running local "storefront" campaign offices as well as organizing phone banks and staging locations for canvasses and other campaign events.

On the state-wide level, field departments are generally organized by geography with an overall state-wide field director who oversees the efforts of several regional field directors who in turn manage several local offices.

    State Chairperson
·         State Finance Chairperson
·         District Chairperson
·         State Director
·         State Deputy Director for Volunteer Operations (Grassroots)
·         Coalitions Coordinator
·         State Deputy Director for Administration
·         Scheduling and Advance Coordinator
·         Payroll Coordinator
·         State Policy Director
·         Legislative Advisor
·         State Communications Director
·         Other field workers below this level include:

Deputy Director: generally responsible for the operations of a single office serving a county or several counties, the local organizer works to build a local organization, mostly of volunteers, that will be used to fill out campaign events, contact voters, and ultimately to provide ground troops for election day efforts.

Volunteer Coordinator: tasked full-time with recruiting, retaining, and scheduling volunteers

Field Organizer: the lowest level of field staff, these paid workers generally do direct voter contact full-time as well as assisting the Deputy Director

GOTV ("Get out the vote") coordinator: generally either brought in in the last few months of the campaign or a re-tasked staffer, GOTV coordinators plan the local GOTV efforts.


In addition to voter persuasion and voter identification, field staff will often provide information for the campaign headquarters as to what is going on in the communities they work in. Field staffers are the primary liaison between the campaign and local influentials such as interest group leaders and prominent community activists. Field departments are also often primarily responsible for the local distribution of "swag" i.e. lawn signs, bumper stickers, buttons, and other such materials.

Communications department

The communications department oversees both the press relations and advertising involved in promoting the campaign in the media. They are responsible for the campaign's message and image among the electorate. Press releases, advertisements, phone scripts, and other forms of communication must be approved by this department before they can be released to the public. The staffers within this office vary widely from campaign to campaign. However they generally include:

A press secretary who monitors the media and coordinates the campaign's relations with the press. Press secretaries set up interviews between the candidate and reporters, brief the press at press conferences, and perform other tasks involved in press relations.

A rapid response director who makes sure that the campaign responds quickly to the attacks of the other campaigns. They and their staff constantly monitor the media and the moves of their opponents, making sure that attacks are rebutted quickly.

Creative team managing all visual communications and ensuring consistency of campaign materials/merchandise (both print and digital) through web design, graphic design, advertising, promotional items. Often these staffers work closely with the IT department.

Political / Field department

Operations
·             Activists, Grassroots, and Volunteers
·             Outreach
·             Education

Researching and developing a set of policies requires a large team to research and write each plank. Researchers also provide information to the campaign on issues and the backgrounds of candidates (including the candidate they work for) in order to be aware of skeletons in the various candidates' closets. The latter practice is known as opposition research. On smaller campaigns this is often folded into the communications department.

Fundraising department

The finance department coordinates the campaign's fundraising operation and ensures that the campaign always has the money it needs to operate effectively. The techniques employed by this campaign vary based on the campaign's needs and size. Small campaigns often involve casual fundraising events and phone calls from the candidate to donors asking for money. Larger campaigns will include everything from high-priced sit-down dinners to e-mail messages to donors asking for money.

Legal department

The legal department makes sure that the campaign is in compliance with the law and files the appropriate forms with government authorities.

This department will also be responsible for all financial tracking, including bank reconciliations, loans and backup for in-kind donations. They are generally required to keep both paper and electronic files. Small campaigns will often have one person responsible for financial disclosure while larger campaigns will have dozens of lawyers and treasurers making sure that the campaign's activities are legal. After the election, the compliance and legal department must still respond to audit requests and, when required, debt retirement.

Technology department

The technology department designs and maintains campaign technology such as voter file, websites, and social media. While local (County, City, Town, or Village) campaigns might have a volunteers who know how to use computers, State and National campaigns will have Information Technology professionals across the state or country handling everything from websites to blogs to databases.

Scheduling and advance department

The scheduling and advance department makes sure that the candidate and campaign surrogates are effectively scheduled so as to maximize their impact on the voters. This department also oversees the advance people who arrive at events before the candidate to make sure everything is in order. Often, this department will be a part of the field department.

On small campaigns the scheduling coordinator may be responsible for developing and executing events. The scheduling coordinator typically: a)manages the candidate's personal and campaign schedule b)manages the field and advance team schedules c)gathers important information about all events the campaign and candidate will attend

Candidates and other members of the campaign must bear in mind that only one person should oversee the details of scheduling. Fluid scheduling is one of the many keys to making a profound impact on voters.


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Varanasi Lok Sabha Constituency


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Varanasi Lok Sabha constituency is one of the 80 Lok Sabha (parliamentary) constituencies in Uttar Pradesh state in northern India.

1 Assembly segments
2 Members of Parliament
3 Election results


Assembly segments


Presently, Varanasi Lok Sabha constituency comprises five Vidhan Sabha (legislative assembly) segments. These are:
  1. Rohaniya
  2. Varanasi North
  3. Varanasi South
  4. Varanasi Cantonment
  5. Sevapuri


Members of Parliament


1952: Raghunath Singh, Indian National Congress
1957: Raghunath Singh, Indian National Congress
1962: Raghunath Singh, Indian National Congress
1967: Satya Narain Singh, Communist Party of India
1971: Rajaram Shastri, Indian National Congress
1977: Chandra Shekhar, Janata Party
1980: Kamalapati Tripathi, Indian National Congress (Indira)
1984: Shyamlal Yadav, Indian National Congress
1989: Anil Kumar Shastri, Janata Dal
1991: Shrish Chandra Dikshit, Bharatiya Janata Party
1996: Shankar Prasad Jaiswal, Bharatiya Janata Party
1998: Shankar Prasad Jaiswal, Bharatiya Janata Party
1999: Shankar Prasad Jaiswal, Bharatiya Janata Party
2004: Dr. Rajesh Kumar Mishra, Indian National Congress
2009: Dr. Murli Manohar Joshi, Bharatiya Janata Party


Election results


Indian general elections, 2009: Varansi
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BJP Dr. Murli Manohar Joshi 2,03,122 30.52
BSP Mukhtar Ansari 1,85,911 27.94
Samajwadi Party Ajai Rai 1,23,874 18.61
Congress Dr. Rajesh Kumar Mishra 66,386 9.98
AD Vijay Prakash Jaiswal 65,912 9.90
Independent Satya Prakash Srivastava 5,279 0.79
Independent Narendra Nath Dubey 2,826 0.42
Independent Rajesh Bharti 2,116 0.32
Independent Pushp Raj Sahu 1,830 0.27
Indian Justice Party Kishun Lal 1,627 0.24
Rashtriya Samta Dal Awdhesh Kushwaha 1,607 0.24
MADP Shyam Lal Vishwwakarma 1,582 0.24
Independent Anand Ambastha 1,454 0.22
Independent Parvwj Qadir Khan 1,243 0.19
Turnout 665,490
BJP gain from Congress Swing


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Unnao Lok Sabha Constituency


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Unnao Lok Sabha constituency is one of the 80 Lok Sabha (parliamentary) constituencies in Uttar Pradesh state in northern India.


Members of Parliament


1952: Vishwambhar Dayal Tripathi, Indian National Congress
1957: Vishwambhar Dayal Tripathi, Indian National Congress
1960: Lila Dhar Asthana, Indian National Congress (by-election due to the death of Vishwambhar Dayal Tripathi)
1962: Krishna Dev Tripathi, Indian National Congress
1967: Krishna Dev Tripathi, Indian National Congress
1971: Ziaur Rahman Ansari, Indian National Congress
1977: Raghavendra Singh, Janata Party
1980: Ziaur Rahman Ansari, Indian National Congress
1984: Ziaur Rahman Ansari, Indian National Congress
1989: Anwar Ahmad, Janata Dal
1991: Devi Bux Singh, Bharatiya Janata Party
1996: Devi Bux Singh, Bharatiya Janata Party
1998: Devi Bux Singh, Bharatiya Janata Party
1999: Deepak Kumar, Samajwadi Party
2004: Brajesh Pathak, Bahujan Samaj Party
2009: Annu Tandon, Indian National Congress

Election Results


Indian general elections, 2009: Unnao
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Congress Annu Tandon 4,75,476 52.57 +37.33
BSP Arun Shankar Shukla 2,11,608 19.17 -13.4
Samajwadi Party Deepak Kumar 1,45,139 16.05 -13.28
BJP Ramesh Kumar Singh 51,102 5.65 -11.65
Independent Chandra Shekhar Tiwari 16,305 1.80 +1.80
Independent Abhichhedilal Yadav 7,585 0.84 +0.84
Independent Krishnapal Singh Vaishya 4,016 0.44 +0.44
NCP Raj Kishore Singh 3,473 0.38 +0.34
Independent Ashok Kumar 2,260 0.35 +0.35
Majority 3,02,092 33.40 +30.16
Turnout 9,04,542 72.68 +41.32


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Sultanpur Lok Sabha Constituency


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Sultanpur is a Lok Sabha parliamentary constituency in Uttar Pradesh.


Members of Parliament


1951: B.V. Keskar, Indian National Congress
1957: Govind Malviya, Indian National Congress
1962: Kunawr Krishna Verma, Indian National Congress
1967: Ganpat Sahai, Indian National Congress
1971: Kedar Nath Singh, Indian National Congress
1977: Zulfiquarulla, Janata Party
1980: Giriraj Singh, Indian National Congress (Indira)
1984: Raj Karan Singh, Indian National Congress
1989: Ram Singh, Janata Dal
1991: Vishwanath Das Shastri, Bhartiya Janata Party
1996: Devendra Bahadur Roy, Bharatiya Janata Party
1998: Devendra Bahadur Roy, Bharatiya Janata Party
1999: Jai Bhadra Singh, Bahujan Samaj Party
2004: Mohammad Tahir Khan, Bahujan Samaj Party
2009: Dr. Sanjay Singh, Indian National Congress


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Sitapur Lok Sabha Constituency


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Sitapur Lok Sabha constituency is one of the 80 Lok Sabha (parliamentary) constituencies in Uttar Pradesh state in northern India.

1 Assembly segments
2 Members of Parliament


Assembly segments


Presently, Sitapur Lok Sabha constituency comprises five Vidhan Sabha (legislative assembly) segments. These are:
  1. Sitapur
  2. Laharpur
  3. Biswan
  4. Sevata
  5. Mahmoodabad


Members of Parliament


1952: Uma Nehru, Indian National Congress
1957: Uma Nehru, Indian National Congress
1962: Suraj Lal Verma, Jan Sangh
1967: Sharda Nand, Jan Sangh
1971: Jagdish Chandra Dikshit, Indian National Congress
1977: Hargovind Verma, Janata Party
1980: Rajendra Kumari Bajpai, Indian National Congress
1984: Rajendra Kumari Bajpai, Indian National Congress
1989: Rajendra Kumari Bajpai, Indian National Congress
1991: Janardan Prasad Mishra, Bharatiya Janata Party
1996: Mukhtar Anis, Samajwadi Party
1998: Janardan Prasad Mishra, Bharatiya Janata Party
1999: Rajesh Verma, Bahujan Samaj Party
2004: Rajesh Verma, Bahujan Samaj Party
2009: Kaisar Jahan, Bahujan Samaj Party


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Shrawasti Lok Sabha Constituency


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Shrawasti Lok Sabha constituency is one of the 80 Lok Sabha (parliamentary) constituencies in Uttar Pradesh state in northern India. This constituency came into existence in 2008 as a part of the implementation of delimitation of parliamentary constituencies based on the recommendations of the Delimitation Commission of India constituted in 2002.

1 Assembly segments
2 Members of Parliament


Assembly segments


Presently, Shrawasti Lok Sabha constituency comprises five Vidhan Sabha (legislative assembly) segments. These are:
  1. Bhinga
  2. Shrawasti
  3. Tulsipur
  4. Gainsari
  5. Balrampur

Tulsipur, Gainsari and Balrampur assembly segments were earlier in erstwhile Balrampur Lok Sabha constituency.[2] Bhinga assembly segment was earlier in erstwhile Bahraich Lok Sabha constituency.


Members of Parliament


2009: Vinay Kumar Pandey, Indian National Congress


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Shahjahanpur Lok Sabha Constituency


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Shahjahanpur Lok Sabha constituency is one of the 80 Lok Sabha (parliamentary) constituencies in Uttar Pradesh state in northern India.

1 Assembly segments
2 Members of Parliament


Assembly segments


Presently, Shajahanpur Lok Sabha constituency comprises six Vidhan Sabha (legislative assembly) segments. These segments are:
  1. Katra,
  2. Jalalabad,
  3. Tilhar,
  4. Powayan,
  5. Shahjahanpur and
  6. Dadraul.


Members of Parliament


1962: Prem Krishna Khanna, Indian National Congress
1967: Prem Krishna Khanna, Indian National Congress
1971: Jitendra Prasad, Indian National Congress
1977: Surendra Vikram, Janata Party
1980: Jitendra Prasad, Indian National Congress
1984: Jitendra Prasad, Indian National Congress
1989: Chaudhary SatyapalSingh Yadav, Bharatiya Janata Party
1991: Chaudhary SatyapalSingh Yadav, Bharatiya Janata Party
1996: Ram Murti Verma, Samajwadi Party
1998: Chaudhary SatyapalSingh Yadav, Bharatiya Janata Party
1999: Jitendra Prasad, Indian National Congress
2004: Jitin Prasada, Indian National Congress
2009: Mithlesh Kumar, Samajwadi Party


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Sant Kabir Nagar Lok Sabha Constituency


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Sant Kabir Nagar Lok Sabha constituency is one of the 80 Lok Sabha (parliamentary) constituencies in Uttar Pradesh state in northern India. This constituency came into existence in 2008 as a part of the implementation of delimitation of parliamentary constituencies based on the recommendations of the Delimitation Commission of India constituted in 2002.

1 Assembly segments
2 Members of Parliament


Assembly segments


Presently, Sant Kabir Nagar Lok Sabha constituency comprises five Vidhan Sabha (legislative assembly) segments. These are:
  1. Alapur
  2. Menhdawal
  3. Khalilabad
  4. Dhanghata
  5. Khajani
Menhdawal and Khalilabad Vidhan Sabha segments were earlier part of the erstwhile Khalilabad Lok Sabha constituency.


Members of Parliament


Vidhan Sabha Duration Name of the Member Party Affiliation
Fifteenth 2009-Incumbent Bhismshankar alias Kushal Tiwari Bahujan Samaj Party


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