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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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Yavatmal Washim Lok Sabha Constituency


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Yavatmal-Washim Lok Sabha constituency is one of the 48 Lok Sabha (parliamentary) constituencies of Maharashtra state in western India. This constituency came into existence on February 19, 2008 as a part of the implementation of the Presidential notification based on the recommendations of the Delimitation Commission of India constituted on July 12, 2002.

Before delimitation, three of its assembly segments- Washim, Karanja and Pusad were part of the erstwhile Washim Lok Sabha constituency, while the other three- Yavatmal, Digras and Ralegaon were part of the erstwhile Yavatmal Lok Sabha constituency.

1 Assembly segments
2 Members of Parliament
3 Election results


Assembly segments


Presently, Yavatmal-Washim Lok Sabha constituency comprises six Vidhan Sabha (legislative assembly) segments. These segments with constituency numbers and reservations(if any) are:
  1. Washim - 34 (SC)
  2. Karanja - 35
  3. Ralegaon - 77 (ST)
  4. Yavatmal - 78 (ST)
  5. Digras - 79
  6. Pusad - 81


Members of Parliament


2009: Bhavana Gawali, Shiv Sena


Election results


General elections 2009

General Election, 2009: Yavatmal-Washim
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Shiv Sena Bhavana Gawali 3,84,443 45.76
Congress Harising Rathod 3,27,492 38.98
BSP Dilip Yedatkar 62,781 7.47
Majority 56,951
Turnout 8,40,064
Shiv Sena hold Swing


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Wardha Lok Sabha Constituency


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Wardha Lok Sabha constituency is one of the 48 Lok Sabha (parliamentary) constituencies in Maharashtra state in western India. This constituency is spread over Amravati and Wardha districts.

1 Assembly segments
2 Members of Parliament
3 Election results


Assembly segments


Presently, Wardha Lok Sabha constituency comprises six Vidhan Sabha (legislative assembly) segments. These segments are:
Constituency number Reserved for (SC/ST/None) Name
36 None Dhamangaon Railway
43 None Morshi
44 None Arvi
45 None Deoli
46 None Hinganghat
47 None Wardha


Members of Parliament


1951: Narayan Daramnarayan Agarwal, Indian National Congress (from Wardha ( Constituency no 16 of then Madhya Pradesh ) ) 
1957: Kamalnayan Jamnalal Bajaj, Indian National Congress (from Wardha ( Constituency no 51 of then Bombay State ) ) 
1962: Kamalnayan Bajaj, Indian National Congress ( from Wardha ( Constituency no 36 of Maharashtra State ) ) 
1967: Kamalnayan Bajaj, Indian National Congress (from Wardha ( Constituency no 25 of Maharashtra State ) )
1971: Jagjivanrao Ganpatrao Kadam, Indian National Congress (from Wardha ( Constituency no 25 of Maharashtra State ) )
1977: Santoshrao Gode, Indian National Congress (from Wardha ( Constituency no 27 of Maharashtra State ) )
1980: Vasant Sathe, Indian National Congress
1984: Vasant Sathe, Indian National Congress
1989: Vasant Sathe, Indian National Congress
1991: Ramchandra Ghangare, Communist Party of India
1996: Vijay Mude, Bharatiya Janata Party
1998: Datta Meghe, Indian National Congress
1999: Prabha Rau, Indian National Congress
2004: Suresh Waghmare, Bharatiya Janata Party (from Wardha ( Constituency no 27 of Maharashtra State ) )
2009: Datta Meghe, Indian National Congress (from Wardha ( Constituency no 8 of Maharashtra State ) )


Election results


General elections 2009

General Election, 2009: Wardha
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Congress Datta Meghe 3,52,853 45.88
BJP Suresh Waghmare 2,56,935 33.40
BSP Bipin Kangale 1,31,643 17.11
Majority 95,918
Turnout 7,69,132
Congress gain from BJP Swing


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Thane Lok Sabha Constituency


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Thane Lok Sabha constituency (formerly, Thana Lok Sabha constituency) is one of the 48 Lok Sabha (parliamentary) constituencies of Maharashtra state in western India.

1 Assembly segments
2 Members of Parliament
3 Election results


Assembly segments


At present, after the implementation of the Presidential notification on delimitation on February 19, 2008, Thane Lok Sabha constituency comprises six Vidhan Sabha (legislative assembly) segments. These segments are:
  1. Mira Bhayandar
  2. Ovala-Majiwada
  3. Kopri-Pachpakhadi
  4. Thane
  5. Belapur
  6. airoli


Members of Parliament


1951: Choithram Partabrai Gidwani, Praja Socialist Party
1951: Govind Dharmaji Vartak, Indian National Congress
1951: Yashwantrao Martandrao Mukne, Indian National Congress (ST)
1951: Anant Savalaram Nandkar, Indian National Congress (ST)
1957: Shamrao Vishnu Parulekar, Communist Party of India
1957: Laxman Mahadya Matera, Communist Party of India (ST)
1962: Sonubhau Dagadu Baswant, Indian National Congress
As 10-Thane Lok Sabha Constituency

1977: Ramchandra Kashinath Mhalgi, Janata Party
1980: Ramchandra Kashinath Mhalgi, Janata Party
1981: Jagannath Patil, Bharatiya Janata Party (bye-elections due to death of Kashinath Mhalgi)
1984: Shantaram Gholap, Indian National Congress
1989: Ramchandra Kapse, Bharatiya Janata Party
1991: Ramchandra Kapse, Bharatiya Janata Party
1996: Prakash Paranjape, Shiv Sena
1998: Prakash Paranjape, Shiv Sena
1999: Prakash Paranjape, Shiv Sena
2004: Prakash Paranjape, Shiv Sena
2008: Anand Prakash Paranjape, Shiv Sena (bye-election due to death of Prakash Paranjape)
As 25-Thane Lok Sabha Constituency

2009: Sanjeev Ganesh Naik, Nationalist Congress Party


Election results


General elections 1999

General Election, 1999: Thane
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Shiv Sena Prakash Paranjape 3,91,446 43.22
Congress Nakul Patil 2,91,763 32.21
NCP Prabhakar Hegade 1,77,256 19.57
Majority 99,683
Turnout 9,05,683
Shiv Sena hold Swing

General elections 2004

General Election, 2004: Thane
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Shiv Sena Prakash Paranjape 631,414 48.08 +4.86
NCP Vasant Davkhare 609,156 46.39
BSP Sambhaji Pawar 24,828 1.89
Samajwadi Party Karmaveer Yadav 22,412 1.70
Independent Vadhvinde Mahendra Keru 11,658 0.89
Independent Ramsing Bootpolishwala 3,894 0.30
Hindustan Janta Party Dhotre Bhanudas Sakharam 2,957 0.23
Prabuddha Republican Party Landge Santosh Govind 2,394 0.18
Independent Arun Velaskar 2,339 0.18
Independent Rajput Mangalsing Ukhardu 2,200 0.17
Majority 22,258 1.69
Turnout 1,313,252 40.53 +6.84
Shiv Sena hold Swing +4.86

Bye-election 2008

Bye-election, May 2008: Thane
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Shiv Sena Anand Paranjape 4,62,766 52.02 +4.86
NCP Sanjeev Naik 3,71,894 41.81
BSP Chandrashekhar Shukla 20,971 2.36
Majority 90,872 5.05
Turnout 8,89,568 26.78 +6.84
Shiv Sena hold Swing +4.86

General elections 2009

General Election, 2009: Thane
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
NCP Sanjeev Naik 3,01,000 40.14
Shiv Sena Vijay Chaugule 2,51,980 33.60
MNS Rajan Raje 1,34,840 17.98
BSP Avanindra Kumar Tripathi 14,192 1.89
Majority 49,020
Turnout 7,49,773
NCP gain from Shiv Sena Swing


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Solapur Lok Sabha Constituency


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Solapur Lok Sabha constituency is one of the 48 Lok Sabha (parliamentary) constituencies in Maharashtra state in western India.

1 Assembly segments
2 Members of Parliament
3 Election results


Assembly segments


Presently, after delimitation, Solapur Lok Sabha constituency comprises the following six Vidhan Sabha (legislative assembly) segments:
Constituency number Name Reserved for (SC/ST/None)
247 Mohol SC
248 Solapur City North None
249 Solapur City Central None
250 Akkalkot None
251 Solapur South None
252 Pandharpur None


Members of Parliament


1951: Shankar Shantaram More, Peasants and Workers Party
1957: Tayappa Hari Sonavane, Indian National Congress
1962: Madeppa Beandappa Kadadi, Indian National Congress
1967: Surajratan Fatehchand Damani, Indian National Congress
1971: Surajratan Fatehchand Damani, Indian National Congress
1977: Surajratan Fatehchand Damani, Indian National Congress
1980: Gangadhar Kuchan, Indian National Congress (Indira)
1984: Gangadhar Kuchan, Indian National Congress
1989: Dharmanna Sadul, Indian National Congress
1991: Dharmanna Sadul, Indian National Congress
1996: Lingraj Valyal, Bharatiya Janata Party
1998: Sushil Kumar Shinde, Indian National Congress
1999: Sushil Kumar Shinde, Indian National Congress
2003: Pratapsinh Shankar Rao Mohite Patil, Bhartiya Janata Party (Bye-elections due to resignation of S Shinde )
2004: Subhash Sureshchandra Deshmukh, Bharatiya Janata Party
2009: Sushil Kumar Shinde, Indian National Congress


Election results


General Elections 2009

General Election, 2009: Solapur
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Congress Sushilkumar Shinde 3,87,592 52.15
BJP Sharad Bansode 387591 52.16
BSP Pramod Gaikwad 0 4.10
Majority 1
Turnout 7,43,222
BJP gain from Congress Swing


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