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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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Sagar Lok Sabha Constituency


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Sagar Lok Sabha constituency is one of the 29 Lok Sabha constituencies in Madhya Pradesh state in central India. This constituency has been reserved for the candidates belonging to the Scheduled Castes since 1967. It covers parts of Sagar and Vidisha districts.

1 Assembly segments
2 Members of Parliament


Assembly segments


Presently, Sagar Lok Sabha constituency comprises the following eight Vidhan Sabha (Legislative Assembly) segments:
Constituency number Name Reserved for (SC/ST/None) District Number of electorates (2009)[1]
35 Bina SC Sagar 129,814
36 Khurai None Sagar 139,905
37 Surkhi None Sagar 155,334
40 Naryoli SC Sagar 163,022
41 Sagar None Sagar 167,313
146 Kurwai SC Vidisha 155,123
147 Sironj None Vidisha 141,130
148 Shamshabad None Vidisha 133,604
Total: 1,185,245


Members of Parliament


1951: Sodia Khubchand Daryao Singh Indian National Congress
1957: Jawala Prasad Jyotishi / Sahodra Bai Muslidhar (scheduled caste), Indian National Congress
1962: Jawala Prasad Jhumaklal, Indian National Congress
as a scheduled caste seat.

1967: Ramsingh, Bharatiya Jan Sangh
1971: Sahodra Bai Rai, Indian National Congress
1977: Narmada Prasad Rai, Bharatiya Lok Dal
1980: Sahodrabai Rai, Indian National Congress (I)
1984: Nandlal Choudhary, Indian National Congress
1989: Shankar Lal, Bharatiya Janata Party
1991: Anand Ahirwar, Indian National Congress
1996: Virendra Kumar, Bharatiya Janata Party
1998: Virendra Kumar, Bharatiya Janata Party
1999: Virendra Kumar, Bharatiya Janata Party
2004: Virendra Kumar, Bharatiya Janata Party
2009: Bhoopendra Singh, Bharatiya Janata Party


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Hoshangabad Lok Sabha Constituency


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Hoshangabad Lok Sabha constituency is one of the 29 Lok Sabha constituencies in Madhya Pradesh state in central India. This constituency presently covers the entire Hoshangabad district and parts of Narsinghpur and Raisen districts.

1 Assembly segments
2 Members of Parliament


Assembly segments


Presently, since the delimitation of the parliamentary and legislative assembly constituencies in 2008, Hoshangabad Lok Sabha constituency comprises the following eight Vidhan Sabha (Legislative Assembly) segments:
Constituency number Name Reserved for (SC/ST/None) District Number of electorates (2009)[1]
119 Narsingpur None Narsinghpur 168,616
120 Tendukheda None Narsinghpur 137,595
121 Gadarwara None Narsinghpur 149,782
136 Seoni-Malwa None Hoshangabad 169,680
137 Hoshangabad None Hoshangabad 164,378
138 Sohagpur None Hoshangabad 169,601
139 Pipariya SC Hoshangabad 160,783
140 Udaipura None Raisen 179,039
Total: 1,299,474


Members of Parliament


1951: Syed Ahmed, Indian National Congress
1957: Bagdi Maganlal Radhakishan, Indian National Congress
1962: Hari Vishnu Kamath, Praja Socialist Party
1967: Chaudhary Nitiraj Singh Daulat Singh, Indian National Congress
1971: Chaudhary Nitiraj Singh Daulat Singh, Indian National Congress
1977: Kamath Hari Vishnu, Bharatiya Lok Dal
1980: Rameshwar Nikhra, Indian National Congress (Indira)
1984: Rameshwar Nikhra, Indian National Congress
1989: Sartaj Singh, Bharatiya Janata Party
1991: Sartaj Singh, Bharatiya Janata Party
1996: Sartaj Singh, Bharatiya Janata Party
1998: Sartaj Singh, Bharatiya Janata Party
1999: Sundar Lal Patwa, Bharatiya Janata Party
2004: Sartaj Singh, Bharatiya Janata Party
2009: Uday Pratap Singh, Indian National Congress


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Gwalior Lok Sabha Constituency


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Gwalior Lok Sabha constituency is one of the 29 Lok Sabha constituencies in Madhya Pradesh state in central India. This constituency covers the entire Gwalior district and part of Shivpuri district.

1 Assembly segments
2 Members of Parliament


Assembly segments


Gwalior Lok Sabha constituency currently comprises the following eight Vidhan Sabha (Legislative Assembly) segments:
Constituency number Name Reserved for (SC/ST/None) District Number of electorates (2009)[1]
14 Gwalior Rural None Gwalior 165,543
15 Gwalior None Gwalior 208,294
16 Gwalior East None Gwalior 202,849
17 Gwalior South None Gwalior 184,465
18 Bhitarwar None Gwalior 172,171
19 Dabra SC Gwalior 159,077
23 Karera SC Shivpuri 169,759
24 Pohari None Shivpuri 158,217
Total: 1,420,375


Members of Parliament


Lok Sabha Duration Name of the Member Party Affiliation
First 1952-57 Narayan Bhaskar Khare Akhil Bharatiya Hindu Mahasabha
Second 1957-62 Sooraj Prasad/Radha Charan Indian National Congress
Third 1962-67 Rajmata Vijaya Raje Scindia Bharatiya Jan Sangh
Fourth 1967-71 Ram Awtar Sharma Bharatiya Jan Sangh
Fifth 1971-77 Atal Bihari Vajpayee Bharatiya Jan Sangh
Sixth 1977-80 Narain Krishna Rao Shejwalker Janata Party
Seventh 1980-84 Narain Krishna Rao Shejwalker Bharatiya Janata Party
Eighth 1984-89 Madhavrao Jivajirao Scindia Indian National Congress (I)
Ninth 1989-91 Madhavrao Jivajirao Scindia Indian National Congress (I)
Tenth 1991-96 Madhavrao Jivajirao Scindia Indian National Congress (I)
Eleventh 1996-98 Madhavrao Jivajirao Scindia Madhya Pradesh Vikas Congress
Twelfth 1998-99 Madhavrao Jivajirao Scindia Indian National Congress
Thirteenth 1999–2004 Jaibhan Singh Pavaiya Bharatiya Janata Party
Fourteenth 2004-07 Ramsevak Singh Indian National Congress
2007-09 Yashodhara Raje Scindia Bharatiya Janata Party
Fifteenth 2009-2013 Yashodhara Raje Scindia
(resigned-Dec 2013)[2]
Bharatiya Janata Party

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Balaghat Lok Sabha Constituency


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Balaghat Lok Sabha constituency is one of the 29 Lok Sabha constituencies in Madhya Pradesh state in central India. This constituency covers the entire Balaghat district and part of Seoni district.

1 Assembly segments
2 Members of Parliament


Assembly segments


Presently, since the delimitation of the parliamentary and legislative assembly constituencies in 2008, Balaghat Lok Sabha constituency comprises the following eight Vidhan Sabha (Legislative Assembly) segments:
Constituency number Name Reserved for (SC/ST/None) District Number of electorates (2009)[1]
108 Baihar ST Balaghat 163,201
109 Lanji None Balaghat 177,598
110 Paraswada None Balaghat 155,476
111 Balaghat None Balaghat 167,420
112 Waraseoni None Balaghat 150,025
113 Katangi None Balaghat 152,713
114 Barghat ST Seoni 178,641
115 Seoni None Seoni 191,461
Total: 1,336,535


Members of Parliament


1951: C.R. Gautam, Indian National Congress
1957: Chintaman Dhivruji, Indian National Congress
1962: Bholaram Ramaji, Praja Socialist Party
1967: C.R. Gautam, Indian National Congress
1971: Chintaman Rao Gautam, Indian National Congress
1977: Kacharu Lal Hemraj Jain, Republican Party of India (Khobragade)
1980: Nandkishore Sharma, Indian National Congress - I
1984: Nandkishore Sharma, Indian National Congress
1989: Kankar Munjare, Independent
1991: Vishveshwar Bhagat, Indian National Congress
1996: Vishveshwar Bhagat, Indian National Congress
1998: Gauri Shankar Chaturbhuj Bisen, Bharatiya Janata Party
1999: Prahladsingh Patel, Bharatiya Janata Party
2004: Gauri Shankar Chaturbhuj Bisen, Bharatiya Janata Party
2009: K. D. Deshmukh, Bharatiya Janata Party


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Vidisha Lok Sabha Constituency


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Vidisha Lok Sabha constituency is one of the 29 Lok Sabha constituencies in Madhya Pradesh state in central India. This constituency came into existence in 1967. This constituency covers parts of Raisen, Vidisha, Sehore and Dewas districts.

1 Assembly segments
2 Members of Parliament
3 Election Results


Assembly segments


Presently, since the delimitation of the parliamentary and legislative assembly constituencies in 2008, Vidisha Lok Sabha constituency comprises the following eight Vidhan Sabha (Legislative Assembly) segments:
Constituency number Name Reserved for (SC/ST/None) District Number of electorates (2009)[1]
141 Bhojpur None Raisen 153,987
142 Sanchi SC Raisen 174,541
143 Silwani None Raisen 150,563
144 Vidisha None Vidisha 148,263
145 Basoda None Vidisha 138,934
156 Budhni None Sehore 173,917
158 Ichhawar None Sehore 146,733
173 Khategaon None Dewas 147,068
Total: 1,234,006


Members of Parliament


Lok Sabha Duration Name of M.P. Party Affiliation
Fourth 1967-71 Pandit Shiv Sharma Bharatiya Jan Sangh
Fifth 1971-77 Ramnath Goenka Bharatiya Jan Sangh
Sixth 1977-80 Raghavji Janata Party
Seventh 1980-84 Pratap Bhanu Sharma Indian National Congress (Indira)
Eighth 1984-89 Pratap Bhanu Sharma Indian National Congress (Indira)
Ninth 1989-91 Raghavji Bharatiya Janata Party
Tenth 1991-96 Shivraj Singh Chouhan Bharatiya Janata Party
Eleventh 1996-98 Shivraj Singh Chouhan Bharatiya Janata Party
Twelfth 1998-99 Shivraj Singh Chouhan Bharatiya Janata Party
Thirteenth 1999-04 Shivraj Singh Chouhan Bharatiya Janata Party
Fourteenth 2004-2006 Shivraj Singh Chouhan Bharatiya Janata Party
Fourteenth 2006-2009 Rampal Singh Bharatiya Janata Party
Fifteenth 2009-Incumbent Sushma Swaraj Bharatiya Janata Party


Election Results


Indian general elections, 2009: Vidisha
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BJP Sushma Swaraj 4,38,235 78.80 +13.61
Samajwadi Party Ch. Munavvar Salim 48,391 8.70 +5.42
BSP Dr. Prem Shankar Sharma 37,142 6.68 +4.30
RPI(A) Bhai Munshi Lal Silawat 12,136 2.18
Independent Rajeshwar Singh Yadav Rao 7,596 1.37
LJP Harbhajan Jangre 5,054 0.91
Independent Ganesh Ram Lodhi 4,434 0.80
Independent Ram Gopal Malviya 3,140 0.56
Majority 3,89,844 70.10 +30.39
Turnout 5,56,128
BJP gain from Samajwadi Party Swing
Indian general elections, 2004: Vidisha
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BJP Shivraj Singh Chouhan 4,28,030 65.19 +9.54
Congress Narbada Prasad Sharma 1,67,304 25.48 -17.45
Samajwadi Party Ch. Munavvar Salim 21,543 3.28 +2.24
BSP Khuman Singh Kushwaha 15,638 2.38
Independent Mohan Babu Sharma 10,876 1.66
GGP Rajesh Kumar Pandey 8,280 1.26
Independent Abdul Jabbar 4,893 0.75
Majority 2,60,726 39.71 +26.99
Turnout 6,56,555
BJP hold Swing
Indian general elections, 1999: Vidisha
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BJP Shivraj Singh Chouhan 3,60,421 55.65
Congress Jasvant Singh 2,78,024 42.93
Samajwadi Party Azijkhan Dada Bhai 6,749 1.04
Natural Law Shivdayal Tiwari 1,690 0.26
Majority 82,397 12.72
Turnout 6,47,645 55.96
BJP hold Swing


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