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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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Uttara Kannada Lok Sabha Constituency


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Uttara Kannada Lok Sabha constituency (formerly known as Kanara Lok Sabha constituency) is one of the 28 Lok Sabha (parliamentary) constituencies in Karnataka state in southern India. Following the delimitation of parliamentary constituencies in 2008, the constituency was renamed, Ankola legislative assembly segment was abolished and a new legislative assembly segment, Yellapur came into existence.

1 Assembly segments
2 Members of Parliament


Assembly segments


Before delimitation in 2008, the erstwhile Kanara Lok Sabha constituency comprised the following eight Legislative Assembly segments:
  1. Sirsi
  2. Bhatkal
  3. Kumta
  4. Ankola
  5. Karwar
  6. Haliyal
  7. Kittur
  8. Khanapur

Presently, after delimitation, Uttara Kannada Lok Sabha constituency comprises the following eight Legislative assembly segments:
  1. Khanapur
  2. Kittur
  3. Haliyal
  4. Karwar
  5. Kumta
  6. Bhatkal
  7. Sirsi
  8. Yellapur

Six Legislative Assembly segments: Karwar, Kumta, Bhatkal, Yellapur, Sirsi and Haliyal are in Uttara Kannada district and two Legislative Assembly segments: Kittur and Khanapur are in Belgaum district.

Members of Parliament


From Kanara constituency:

1977: Balsu Pursu Kadam, Indian National Congress
1980: G. Devaraya Naik, Indian National Congress (I)
1984: G. Devaraya Naik, Indian National Congress
1989: G. Devaraya Naik, Indian National Congress
1991: G. Devaraya Naik, Indian National Congress
1996: Ananthkumar Hegde, Bharatiya Janata Party
1998: Ananthkumar Hegde, Bharatiya Janata Party
1999: Margaret Alva, Indian National Congress
2004: Ananthkumar Hegde, Bharatiya Janata Party


From Uttara Kannnada constituency:

2009: Ananthkumar Hegde, Bharatiya Janata Party


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Chikmagalur Udupi Lok Sabha Constituency


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Chikmagalur Udupi Lok Sabha constituency is one of the 28 Lok Sabha (parliamentary) constituencies in Karnataka state in southern India. This constituency, spread over Udupi districts, came into existence following the implementation of the delimitation of the parliamentary constituencies in 2008, based on the recommendations of the Delimitation Commission of India constituted in 2002.

Assembly segments


Presently, Udupi Chikmagalur Lok Sabha constituency comprises the following eight Legislative Assembly segments:
  1. Chikmagalur
  2. Kapu
  3. Karkal
  4. Kundapura
  5. Mudigere
  6. Sringeri
  7. Tarikere
  8. Udupi

Four Legislative Assembly segments: Sringeri, Mudigere, Chikmagalur and Tarikere are in Chikmagalur district and Four Legislative Assembly segments: Kundapur, Udupi, Kaup and Karkala are in Udupi district.

Members of Parliament


2009: D. V. Sadananda Gowda, Bharatiya Janata Party
2012: K. Jayaprakash Hegde, Indian National Congress


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Tumkur Lok Sabha Constituency


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Tumkur Lok Sabha constituency is one of the 28 Lok Sabha constituencies in Karnataka state in southern India.

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2 Members of Parliament


Assembly segments


Tumkur Lok Sabha constituency presently comprises the following eight Legislative Assembly segments:
Constituency number Name Reserved for (SC/ST/None)
128 Chikkanayakanahalli None
129 Tiptur None
130 Turuvekere None
132 Tumkur City None
133 Tumkur Rural None
134 Koratagere SC
135 Gubbi None
138 Madhugiri None


Members of Parliament


Mysore State:

1951: C.R. Basappa, Indian National Congress
1957: M.V. Krishnappa, Indian National Congress
1962: M.V. Krishnappa, Indian National Congress
1967: K. Lakkappa, Praja Socialist Party
1971: K. Lakkappa, Indian National Congress

Karnataka State:

1977: K. Lakkappa, Indian National Congress
1980: K. Lakkappa, Indian National Congress - I
1984: G.S. Basavaraj, Indian National Congress
1989: G.S. Basavaraj, Indian National Congress
1991: S. Mallikarjunaiah, Bharatiya Janata Party
1996: C.N. Bhaskarappa, Janata Dal
1998: S. Mallikarjunaiah, Bharatiya Janata Party
1999: G.S. Basavaraj, Indian National Congress
2004: S. Mallikarjunaiah, Bharatiya Janata Party
2009: G.S. Basavaraj, Bharatiya Janata Party


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Shimoga Lok Sabha Constituency


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Shimoga Lok Sabha constituency is one of the 28 Lok Sabha (parliamentary) constituencies in Karnataka state in southern India. As of 2005 it had 1,286,181 voters, of whom Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes account for 220,000; Lingayats for 200,000; Deevaru for 180,000; Muslims for 160,000; and Brahmins and Vokkaligas for 125,000 each.

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2 Members of Parliament


Assembly segments


Shimoga Lok Sabha constituency consists eight assembly segments covering Sagara, Shikaripura, Sorab, Shivamogga, Bhadravathi and Tithahalli taluks in Shimoga district. These are:
  1. Shimoga Rural
  2. Bhadravati
  3. Shimoga
  4. Tirthahalli
  5. Shikaripur
  6. Sorab
  7. Sagar
  8. Byndoor

Members of Parliament


1951: K.G. Wodeyar, Indian National Congress
1957: K.G. Wodeyar, Indian National Congress
1962: S.V. Krishnamoorthy Rao, Indian National Congress
1967: J. H. Patel, Samyukta Socialist Party
1971: T. V. Chandrashekarappa, Indian National Congress
1977: A. R. Badri Narayan, Indian National Congress
1980: S. T. Quadri, Indian National Congress (I)
1984: T. V. Chandrashekarappa, Indian National Congress (I)
1989: T. V. Chandrashekarappa, Indian National Congress (I)
1991: K.G. Shivappa, Indian National Congress (I)
1996: Sarekoppa Bangarappa, Indian National Congress
1998: Ayanur Manjunath, Bharatiya Janata Party
1999: Sarekoppa Bangarappa, Indian National Congress
2004: Sarekoppa Bangarappa, Samajwadi Party
2009: B. Y. Raghavendra, Bharatiya Janata Party
2012: B. Y. Raghavendra, Karnataka Janata Paksha


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Raichur Lok Sabha Constituency


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Raichur Lok Sabha constituency is one of the 28 Lok Sabha (parliamentary) constituencies in Karnataka state in southern India. This constituency is reserved for the candidates belonging to the Scheduled tribes.

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Assembly segments


Raichur Lok Sabha constituency presently comprises the following eight Legislative Assembly segments:
Constituency number Name Reserved for (SC/ST/None)
36 Shorapur ST
37 Shahapur None
38 Yadgir None
53 Raichur Rural ST
54 Raichur None
55 Manvi ST
56 Devadurga ST
57 Lingsugur SC


Members of Parliament


Mysore State:

1962: Jagannath Rao Venkata Rao Chandriki, Indian National Congress
1967: R.V. Naik, Swatantra Party
1971: Pampangodda Sakreppa Gowda Athnoor, Indian National Congress

Karnataka State:

1977: Rajshekhar Mallappa, Indian National Congress
1980: B. V. Desai, Indian National Congress
1984: B. V. Desai, Indian National Congress
1989: R. Ambanna Naik Dore, Indian National Congress
1991: A. Venkatesh Naik, Indian National Congress
1996: Raja Rangappa Naik, Janata Dal
1998: A. Venkatesh Naik, Indian National Congress
1999: A. Venkatesh Naik, Indian National Congress
2004: A. Venkatesh Naik, Indian National Congress
2009: Sanna Pakirappa, Bharatiya Janata Party


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Mysore Lok Sabha Constituency


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Mysore Lok Sabha constituency is one of the 28 Lok Sabha constituency in Karnataka.

Assembly segments


Presently, Mysore Lok Sabha constituency comprises the following eight legislative assembly segments:
  1. Madikeri
  2. Virajpet
  3. Piriyapatna
  4. Hunsur
  5. Chamundeshwari
  6. Krishnaraja
  7. Chamaraja
  8. Narasimharaja

Madikeri and Virajpet Legislative Assembly segments were earlier in the erswhile Dakshina Kannada (Mangalore) Lok Sabha constituency. They were later added up to Mysore Lok sabha Constituency during Delimitation process in 2007 by Delimitation Commission of India, which came into existence during Indian general election, 2009.


Members of Parliament



Mysore State:

1951: N. Rachiah, Indian National Congress / M. S. Gurupadaswamy, Kisan Mazdoor Praja Party
1957: S.M. Siddiah / M. Shankaraiya, Indian National Congress
1962: M. Shankaraiya, Indian National Congress
1967: H.D. Tulasidas, Indian National Congress
1971: M.D. Tulsidas, Indian National Congress

Karnataka State:

1977: H.D. Tulsidas, Indian National Congress
1980: M. Rajasekara Murthy, Indian National Congress (Indira)
1984: Srikanta Datta Narsimharaja Wadiyar, Indian National Congress
1989: Srikanta Datta Narsimharaja Wadiyar, Indian National Congress
1991: Chandraprabha URS (W), Indian National Congress
1996: Srikanta Datta Narsimharaja Wadiyar, Indian National Congress
1998: C.H. Vijayashankar, Bharatiya Janata Party
1999: Srikanta Datta Narsimharaja Wadiyar, Indian National Congress
2004: C.H. Vijayashankar, Bharatiya Janata Party
2009: H. Vishwanath, Indian National Congress


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Mandya Lok Sabha Constituency


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Mandya Lok Sabha constituency is one of the 28 Lok Sabha (parliamentary) constituencies in Karnataka state in southern India. This constituency covers the entire Mandya district and part of Mysore district.

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Assembly segments


Mandya Lok Sabha constituency presently comprises the following eight Legislative Assembly segments:
Constituency number Name Reserved for (SC/ST/None) District
186 Malavalli SC Mandya
187 Maddur None Mandya
188 Melukote None Mandya
189 Mandya, None Mandya
190 Srirangapatna None Mandya
191 Nagamangala None Mandya
192 Krishnarajpet None Mandya
211 Krishnarajanagara None Mysore


Members of Parliament


Mysore State:

1951: M.K. Shivananjappa, Indian National Congress
1957: M.K. Shivananjappa, Indian National Congress
1962: M.K. Shivananjappa, Indian National Congress
1967: M.K. Shivananjappa, Indian National Congress
1971: Somanahalli Mallaiah Krishna, Indian National Congress

Karnataka State:

1977: K. Chickalingaiah, Indian National Congress
1980: Somanahalli Mallaiah Krishna, Indian National Congress (I)
1984: K.V. Shankaragowda, Janata Party
1989: G. Made Gowda, Indian National Congress
1991: G. Madegowda, Indian National Congress
1996: Somanahalli Mallaiah Krishna, Indian National Congress
1998: Ambareesh, Janata Dal
1999: Ambareesh alias Amaranatha M.H., Indian National Congress
2004: Ambareesh M.H., Indian National Congress
2009: N. Chaluvaraya Swamy, Janata Dal (Secular)
2013: Divya Spandana, Indian National Congress


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