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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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Zahirabad Lok Sabha Constituency


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Zahirabad Lok Sabha constituency is one of the 42 Lok Sabha (Lower House of the Parliament) constituencies in Andhra Pradesh state in southern India. This constituency came into existence in 2008, following the implementation of delimitation of parliamentary constituencies based on the recommendations of the Delimitation Commission of India constituted in 2002. This constituency is located in Medak district.

1 Assembly segments
2 Members of Parliament


Assembly segments


Zahirabad Lok Sabha constituency comprises the following Legislative Assembly segments:

Constituency number Name Reserved for (SC/ST/None)
13 Jukkal SC
14 Banswada None
15 Yellareddy None
16 Kamareddy None
35 Narayankhed None
36 Andole SC
38 Zahirabad SC


Members of Parliament


Lok Sabha Duration Name of M.P. Party Affiliation
Fifteenth 2009-Incumbent Suresh Kumar Shetkar Indian National Congress


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Warangal Lok Sabha Constituency


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Warangal Lok Sabha constituency is one of the 42 Lok Sabha (Lower House of the Parliament) constituencies in Andhra Pradesh state in southern India. This constituency is reserved for the candidates belonging to the Scheduled castes.

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2 Members of Parliament
3 Election results


Assembly segments


Warangal Lok Sabha constituency comprises the following Legislative Assembly segments:

Constituency number Name|Category
98 Jangoan None
99 Ghanpur (Station) SC
100 Palakurthi None
101 Dornakal ST
102 Mahabubabad ST
103 Narsampet None
104 Parkal None
105 Warangal West None
106 Warangal East None
107 Wardhannapet SC
108 Bhupalpalle None
109 Mulugu ST


Members of Parliament


Lok Sabha Duration Name of M.P. Party Affiliation
First 1952–67 Pendyal Raghava Rao Peoples' Democratic Front
Second 1957–62 Sadath Ali Khan Indian National Congress
Third 1962–67 Bakar Ali Mirza Indian National Congress
Fourth 1967–71 R. Surender Reddy Indian National Congress
Fifth 1971–77 S. B. Giri Telengana Praja Samithi
Sixth 1977–80 G. Mallikarjuna Rao Indian National Congress
Seventh 1980–84 Kamaluddin Ahmed Indian National Congress
Eighth 1984–89 Dr. T. Kalpana Devi Telugu Desam Party
Ninth 1989–91 Rama Sahayam Surender Reddy Indian National Congress
Tenth 1991–96 Rama Sahayam Surender Reddy Indian National Congress
Eleventh 1996–98 Chandulal Ajmeera Telugu Desam Party
Twelfth 1998–99 Chandulal Ajmeera Telugu Desam Party
Thirteenth 1999–04 Bodakunti Venkateshwarlu Telugu Desam Party
Fourteenth 2004–08 Dharavath Ravinder Naik Telangana Rashtra Samithi
Fourteenth 2008–09 Yerrabelli Dayakararao Telugu Desam Party
Fifteenth 2009–Incumbent Siricilla Rajaiah Indian National Congress


Election results


General Election, 2004: Warangal
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
TRS Dharavath Ravinder Naik 427,601 46.38 +46.38

TDP Bodakunti Venkateshwarlu 408,339 44.29 -2.06
Pyramid Party of India Ravullapelli Kondal Rao 19,080 2.07
Independent Swami Nallani Rao 16,424 1.78
BSP Elia Mamidala 14,376 1.56
Independent Jhansi Gade 9,619 1.04
MCPI(S) Vallepu Upendar Reddy 7,080 0.77 +0.04
Independent Bhikshapathi Mumjala 6,930 0.75
Independent Indira Kallepelli 6,829 0.74
Independent Tejavath Bellaiah 5,594 0.61 -2.21
Majority 19,262 2.09 +18.44
Turnout 921,872 75.90 +0.36
TRS hold Swing +46.38


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Vizianagaram Lok Sabha Constituency


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Vizianagaram Lok Sabha constituency is one of the 42 Lok Sabha (Lower House of the Parliament) constituencies in Andhra Pradesh state in southern India. This constituency came into existence in 2008, following the implementation of delimitation of parliamentary constituencies based on the recommendations of the Delimitation Commission of India constituted in 2002.

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Assembly segments


Vizianagaram Lok Sabha constituency presently comprises the following Legislative Assembly segments:

Constituency number Name Reserved for (SC/ST/None)
126 Etcherla None
128 Rajam SC
133 Bobbili None
134 Cheepurupalli None
135 Gajapathinagaram None
136 Nellimarla None
137 Vizianagaram None


Members of Parliament


Lok Sabha Duration Name of the Member Party Affiliation
15th 2009-Incumbent Jhansi Lakshmi Botcha Indian National Congress


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Visakhapatnam Lok Sabha Constituency


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Visakhapatnam Lok Sabha constituency is one of the 42 Lok Sabha (Lower House of the Parliament) constituencies in Andhra Pradesh state in southern India.

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3 Election results


Assembly segments


Visakhapatnam Lok Sabha constituency comprises the following Legislative Assembly segments:

Constituency number Name Reserved for (SC/ST/None)
138 Srungavarapukota None
139 Bhimli None
140 Visakhapatnam East None
141 Visakhapatnam South None
142 Visakhapatnam North None
143 Visakhapatnam West None
144 Gajuwaka None


Members of Parliament


Lok Sabha Duration Name of M.P. Party Affiliation
First 1952-57 Lanka Sundaram, Gam Malludora Independent
Second 1957-62 Maha Raja Pusapati Vijaya Rama Gajapati Raju Garu Socialist Party
Third 1962-67 Maharajkumar of Vizianagram Indian National Congress
Fourth 1967-71 Tenneti Viswanadham Progressive Group
Fifth 1971-77 Dr. P. V. G. Raju Indian National Congress
Sixth 1977-80 Dronamraju Satyanarayana Indian National Congress
Seventh 1980-84 K. A. Swami Indian National Congress
Eighth 1984-89 Bhattam Srirama Murthy Telugu Desam Party
Ninth 1989-91 Rani Uma Gajapathi Raju Indian National Congress
Tenth 1991-96 Dr MVVS Murthi Telugu Desam Party
Eleventh 1996-98 T. Subbarami Reddy Indian National Congress
Twelfth 1998-99 T. Subbarami Reddy Indian National Congress
Thirteenth 1999-2004 M V V S Murthy Telugu Desam Party
Fourteenth 2004-09 Nedurumalli Janardhana Reddy Indian National Congress
Fifteenth 2009-Incumbent Daggubati Purandeswari Indian National Congress


Election results


General Election, 2004: Visakhapatnam
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Congress Nedurumalli Janardhana Reddy 524,122 54.27 +8.71

TDP Dr MVVS Murthi 393,551 40.75 -9.21
BSP Kolaventi Sundara Rao 16,673 1.73
Independent Bharanikana Rama Rao 11,002 1.14
Samajwadi Party Mandem Subhash Chandra Bose Yadav 5,685 0.59 -0.47
Independent Satyanarayana Machiraju 5,602 0.58
Pyramid Party of India B. Vamsi Kiran 2,920 0.30
Independent S V B Reddy 2,358 0.24
RJD Mamidi Somunaidu 2,018 0.21
Independent Apparao Gudivada 1,809 0.19
Majority 130,571 13.52 +17.92
Turnout 965,740 63.75 -0.65
Congress gain from TDP Swing +8.71


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Vijayawada is a Lok Sabha Constituency


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Vijayawada is a Lok Sabha parliamentary constituency of Andhra Pradesh. Total electorate is 1561705 in 2007.Vijayawada lok sabha seat has seven assembly segments under it namely vijayawada(west),vijayawada(east),kankipadu,nandigama,mylavaram,Tiruvuru,jaggayyapet. After delimitation Vijayawada has 1402904 voters and seven assembly segments namely vijayawada(west),vijayawada(central)vijayawada(east),mylavaram,tiruvuru,jaggayyapet,nandigama.

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Members of Parliament


Lok Sabha Duration Name of M.P. Party Affiliation
First 1952-57 Harindranath Chattopadhyaya Independent
Second 1957-62 Dr. Komarraju Atchamamba Indian National Congress
Third 1962-67 K. L. Rao Indian National Congress
Fourth 1967-71 K. L. Rao Indian National Congress
Fifth 1971-77 K. L. Rao Indian National Congress
Sixth 1977-80 Godey Murahari Indian National Congress
Seventh 1980-84 Vidya Chennupati Indian National Congress
Eighth 1984-89 Vadde Sobhanadreeswara Rao Telugu Desam Party
Ninth 1989-91 Vidya Chennupati Indian National Congress
Tenth 1991-96 Vadde Sobhanadreeswara Rao Telugu Desam Party
Eleventh 1996-98 P. Upendra Indian National Congress
Twelfth 1998-99 P. Upendra Indian National Congress
Thirteenth 1999-04 Gadde Ramamohan Telugu Desam Party
Fourteenth 2004-09 Rajagopal Lagadapati Indian National Congress
Fifteenth 2009-Incumbent Rajagopal Lagadapati Indian National Congress


Election results


General Election, 2004: Vijayawada
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Congress Rajagopal Lagadapati 519,624 54.95 +12.36

TDP Aswini Dutt Chalasani 405,037 42.84 -9.12
BSP Nandeti Prabhakar Rao 6,472 0.68
Pyramid Party of India Koneru Vara Lakshmi 5,105 0.54 +0.24
Independent Someswara Rao Madala 3,039 0.32
Independent Syed Moinuddin 1,443 0.15
TRS J Ramchandra Rao 1,268 0.13
Independent Ravi Kumar Domakonda 1,005 0.11
Independent Jakka Taraka Mallikarjuna Rao 637 0.07
Independent Apparao Damalapati 549 0.06
Independent Gatla Venkata Narayana Reddy 493 0.05
Independent Donepudi Srinivas 482 0.05
Independent Gottumukkala Siva Prasadaraju 396 0.04
Majority 114,487 12.11 +21.48
Turnout 945,550 64.59 -3.84
Congress gain from TDP Swing +12.36

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