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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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Wayanad Lok Sabha Constituency


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Wayanad Lok Sabha constituency is one of twenty Lok Sabha (lower house of the Parliament of India) constituencies in Kerala state in southern India. Wayanad is a newly created constituency consisting of seven assembly constituency segments.


Assembly segments


Wayanad Lok Sabha constituency is composed of the following assembly segments:

Mananthavadi
Kalpetta
Sulthan Bathery
Thiruvambady
Nilambur
Wandoor
Eranad


Members of Parliament



2009: MI Shanavas, Indian National Congress. In the General Elections 2009 to the 15th Lok Sabha, Shri M.I. Shanavas of INC won the Wayanad constituency. He defeated his nearest rival, Advocate M Rahmathulla of CPI by a margin of 153,439 votes. MI Shanavas secure 410,703 votes. M Rahmathulla secures 257,264 votes. K Muraleedharan of NCP secures 99,663 votes. MI Shanavas is a native of Neerettupuram, Alappuzha, and is KPCC general secretary. He entered politics through the Kerala Students Union and worked in the Youth Congress and Seva Dal. He was one of three leaders who rebelled against senior Congress leader K. Karunakaran and formed a third group. (The others were Ramesh Chennithala and G. Karthikeyan.) He contested unsuccessfully to Lok Sabha in 1999 and 2004. He also faced defeat in two assembly elections.

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Vadakara Lok Sabha Constituency


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Vadakara is a Lok Sabha constituency in Kerala.

1 Assembly segments
2 Members of Parliament


Assembly segments


Vadakara Lok Sabha constituency is composed of the following assembly segments:
  1. Tellicherry
  2. koothuparamba
  3. Vadakara
  4. Nadapuram
  5. Kuttyadi
  6. Quilandy
  7. Perambra


Members of Parliament


1957: K.B. Menon, Praja Socialist Party
1962: A.V. Raghavan, Independent
1967: A. Sreedharan, Samyukta Socialist Party
1971: K.P. Unnikrishnan, Indian National Congress
1977: K.P. Unnikrishnan, Indian National Congress
1980: K.P. Unnikrishnan, Indian National Congress (Urs)
1984: K.P. Unnikrishnan, Indian Congress (Socialist)
1989: K.P. Unnikrishnan, Indian Congress (Socialist)
1991: K.P. Unnikrishnan, Indian Congress (Socialist)
1996: O. Bharatan, Communist Party of India (Marxist)
1998: A.K. Premajam, Communist Party of India (Marxist)
1999: A.K. Premajam, Communist Party of India (Marxist)
2004: P. Satheedevi, Communist Party of India (Marxist)
2009: Mullappally Ramachandran, Indian National Congress


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Thrissur Lok Sabha Constituency


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Thrissur is one of the 20 Lok Sabha constituency in Kerala.

1 Assembly segments
2 Members of Parliament from Thrissur


Assembly segments


Thrissur Lok Sabha constituency is composed of the following assembly segments:
  1. Thrissur Assembly Constituency
  2. Ollur Assembly Constituency
  3. Pudukad Assembly Constituency
  4. Manalur Assembly Constituency
  5. Guruvayoor Assembly Constituency
  6. Nattika Assembly Constituency
  7. Irinjalakuda Assembly Constituency

Members of Parliament from Thrissur


Year Winner Party
1951 - 1957 Iyyunni Chalakka (Travancore-Cochin) Indian National Congress
1957 - 1962 K.Krishnan Warrier CPI
1962 - 1967 K.Krishnan Warrier CPI
1967 - 1970 C. Janardhanan CPI
1971 - 1977 C. Janardhanan CPI
1977 - 1979 K.A. Rajan CPI
1980 - 1984 K.A. Rajan CPI
1984 - 1989 P.A. Antony Indian National Congress
1989 - 1991 P.A. Antony Indian National Congress
1991 - 1996 P. C. Chacko Indian National Congress
1996 - 1997 V.V. Raghavan CPI
1998 - 1999 V.V. Raghavan CPI
1999 - 2004 A.C. Jose Indian National Congress
2004 - 2009 C.K. Chandrappan CPI
2009 - 2012 P. C. Chacko Indian National Congress


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Trivandrum Lok Sabha Constituency


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Trivandrum is a Lok Sabha constituency in Kerala.

1 Assembly segments
2 Members of Parliament
3 Election results


Assembly segments


Trivandrum Lok Sabha constituency is composed of the following assembly segments:
  1. Trivandrum
  2. Kazhakuttom
  3. Vattiyoorkavu
  4. Nemom
  5. Kovalam
  6. Neyyattinkara
  7. Parassala

Members of Parliament


Travancore-Cochin

1951: Annie Mascarene, Independent

Kerala

1957: Easwara Iyer, Independent (defeating Pattom A. Thanu Pillai)
1962: P. S. Nataraja Pillai, Independent
1967: P. Viswambharan, Samyukta Socialist Party
1971: V. K. Krishna Menon, Indian National Congress
1977: M. N. Govindan Nair, Communist Party of India
1980: A. Neelalohithadasan Nadar, Indian National Congress (I)
1984: A. Charles, Indian National Congress
1989: A. Charles, Indian National Congress
1991: A. Charles, Indian National Congress
1996: K. V. Surendranath, Communist Party of India
1998: K. Karunakaran, Indian National Congress
1999: V. S. Sivakumar, Indian National Congress
2004: P. K. Vasudevan Nair, Communist Party of India
2005: Pannyan Raveendran, Communist Party of India
2009: Shashi Tharoor, Indian National Congress


Election results


Percentage change denotes the change in the number of votes from the immediate previous election.
Indian general election, 1998: Trivandrum 
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Congress K. Karunakaran 337,429 44.35
CPI K.V. Surendranath 322,031 42.33
BJP Kerala Varma Raja 94,303 12.39
Majority 15,398 2.01
Turnout 766,775 65.74
Indian general election, 1999: Trivandrum 
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Congress V.S.Sivakumar 288,390 38.15 -14.53
CPI Kaniyapuram Ramachandran 273,905 36.23 -14.94
BJP O. Rajagopal 158,221 20.93 +67.78
Majority 14,485 1.91 -5.93
Turnout 757,497 63.18 -1.21
Indian general election, 2004: Trivandrum 
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
CPI P. K. Vasudevan Nair 286,057 37.45 +4.44
Congress V.S.Sivakumar 231,454 30.30 -19.74
BJP O. Rajagopal 228,052 29.86 +44.14
Majority 54,603 7.14 +276.96
Turnout 764,317 68.7 +0.9
Bye-Election, 2005: Trivandrum 
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
CPI Pannyan Raveendran 390,324 51.41 +36.45
Congress V.S.Sivakumar 316,124 41.64 +36.58
BJP C.K.Padmanabhan 36,690 4.83 -83.91
Majority 74,200 9.77 +35.89
Turnout 759,237 -0.66
Indian general election, 2009: Trivandrum 
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Congress Shashi Tharoor 326,725 44.29 +3.35
CPI P. Ramachandran Nair 226,727 30.74 -41.91
BJP P. K. Krishna Das 84,094 11.4 +129.20
Majority 99,998 13.55 +34.77
Turnout 737,917 65.74 -2.81


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Ponnani Lok Sabha Constituency


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Ponnani Lok Sabha constituency is one of the 20 Lok Sabha constituencies in Kerala state in southern India.

1 Assembly segments
2 Members of Parliament


Assembly segments


Ponnani Lok Sabha constituency is composed of the following assembly segments:
  1. Tirurangadi
  2. Tanur
  3. Tirur
  4. Ponnani
  5. Tavanur
  6. Kottakkal
  7. Thrithala


Members of Parliament


1952: K. Kelappan, Kisan Mazdoor Praja Party
1962: E. K. Imbichi Bava, Communist Party of India
1967: C. K. Chakrapani, Communist Party of India (Marxist)
1971: M. K. Krishnan, Communist Party of India (Marxist)
1977: G. M. Banatwalla, Indian Union Muslim League
1980: G. M. Banatwalla, Indian Union Muslim League
1984: G. M. Banatwalla, Indian Union Muslim League
1989: G. M. Banatwalla, Indian Union Muslim League
1991: Ebrahim Sulaiman Sait, Indian Union Muslim League
1996: G. M. Banatwalla, Indian Union Muslim League
1998: G. M. Banatwalla, Indian Union Muslim League
1999: G. M. Banatwalla, Indian Union Muslim League
2004: E. Ahamed, Indian Union Muslim League
2009: E. T. Mohammed Basheer, Indian Union Muslim League


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Pathanamthitta Lok Sabha Constituency


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Pathanamthitta Lok Sabha constituency is one of the 20 Lok Sabha constituencies in Kerala state in southern India. It is a newly formed constituency in the Central Travancore region of Kerala for the election of a member of the Lok Sabha. The district, which was previously fragmented into different parliamentary constituencies, was unified into a single Parliamentary constituency as per the Delimitation of Parliamentary and Assembly Constituencies Order, 2008.

1 Members of Parliament
2 Election results
3 Assembly Segments


Members of Parliament


2009: Anto Antony Punnathaniyil, Indian National Congress


Election results


In the first election held in this district on May 16, 2009, United Democratic Front (UDF) candidate Anto Antony Punnathaniyil of the Indian National Congress was elected by 408,232 votes over K. Ananthagopan of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) 297,026; B. Radhakrishna Menon of the Bharatiya Janata Party 56,294; K.K. Nair of the Bahujan Samaj Party 22,424; and Mani C. Kappan of the Nationalist Congress Party 4,445 votes.

Assembly Segments


Pathanamthitta Lok Sabha constituency is composed of the following assembly segments (District in bracket):

Kanjirappally (Kottayam)
Poonjar (Kottayam)
Thiruvalla (Pathanamthitta)
Ranni (Pathanamthitta)
Aranmula (Pathanamthitta)
Konni (Pathanamthitta)
Adoor (Pathanamthitta)


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