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Sample Ballot Statement

| Ballot Statement | May 12, 2013

Sample Ballot Statement  13307. (a) (1) Each candidate for nonpartisan elective office in any local agency, including any city, county, city and county, or district, may prepare a candidate’s ballot statement on an appropriate formprovided by the elections official. The ballot statement may include the name, age, and occupation of the candidate and a brief […]

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Campaign Finance Forms You Must File – Jim Gonzalez

| Filing Your Papers | May 11, 2013

Campaign Finance Forms You Must File These are the campaign finance forms you will need and the order you will need to file them. It is very important to complete form 410 accurately or it will delay your issuance of a  committee ID number. First File Form 501 : File the form campaign finance form […]

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Political Reform Independent Campaign Expenditures

| Indpendent Expenditures | May 11, 2013

Independent Campaign Expenditures Independent Campaign Expenditures – Payment for a communication to support or oppose  a candidate  who is NOT in consultation or in coordination with the candidate or committee has no reporting requirements. If you coordinated with the person or organization who paid for the communication you must report it as a non-monetary contribution. […]

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Campaign Finance – Banking Requirement- Hank Levy – CPA Hank Levy & Company

| Campaign Banking | May 11, 2013

Campaign Banking Each campaign committee that will have expenditures of one thousand dollars or more is required to have a separate bank account. All contributions MUST be deposited into the campaign bank account. All expenditures of the campaign must be paid through the bank account. NEVER commingle your personal funds with those of the campaign […]

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Campaign Contributions – Stacy Owens

| Contributions | May 11, 2013

Campaign Contributions You must keep detailed records for every contribution you receive. For each campaign contribution of twenty-five dollars or more you must have the name and address of the contributor. You can receive campaign contributions online. You CAN NOT deduct fees from online contributions. Candidates MUST deposit personal loans to the campaign into the […]

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Voter Turnout Numbers in a Multi Candidate Race

| Counting The Vote | May 3, 2013

Voter Turnout Voter turnout is the percentage of eligible voters who cast a ballot in an election. (Who is eligible varies by country, and should not be confused with the total adult population. For example, some countries discriminate based on sex, race, and/or religion. Age and citizenship are usually among the criteria.) After increasing for […]

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Voter Registration – Use a Voter File

| Voter Targeting | May 3, 2013

Voter Registration To be eligible for voter registration in California, you must be: A United States citizen, A resident of California, 18 years of age or older on Election Day, Not in prison, on parole, serving a state prison sentence in county jail, serving a sentence for a felony pursuant to subdivision (h) of Penal […]

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Innovative Strategy – Sun Tzu’s Tactics

| strategy | May 3, 2013

Strategy In Chapter 8 of 17, public affairs and communications strategist Matt Curtis learns effective political campaign management strategy from Sun Tzu’s writings, specifically “Art of War.” Tzu advises to engage the enemy with a common maneuver and defeat the enemy with an uncommon manuever. Curtis concentrates on the innovative, looking for unique ways to […]

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Volunteer Recruitment In Campaigns

| Staffing | May 3, 2013

  Volunteer Recruitment The face of a campaign is the politician. But how does the campaign message reach voters? The volunteers in political campaigns are the driving force behind every level of the effort. Volunteer Recruitment is very important to the success of any political campaign. Don”t short change your campaign effort by paying little […]

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Lawn Signs Raise Your Name ID

| Signs | May 3, 2013

Political Lawn Signs Political lawn signs campaign is a way to gain name identification in your district..  And like a consumer product, people more often select brand name that they recognize. On Election Day you want your name to be top of mind with voters because many will vote for the candidate who’s name they […]

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U.S. Election 2012 – The Use of Social Media in Political Campaigns

| Social Media | May 3, 2013

Social Media On February 29, 2012, Dr. Jason Johnson took part in a teaching training seminar at the Amerikazentrum Hamburg. He delivered a speech on the importance of the Internet and Social Media for political campaigns in the United States. In his presentation, he described the development from using emails for the first time in […]

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Using Social Media In Your Political Campaign

| Social Media | May 3, 2013

This video covers the basics of how any political campaign can and should set up and use social media. I try not to get too deep into one specific topic. My goal was to give an overview of the services available and practical ways campaigns of any size can use them.

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The Increased Demand for Political Polling & Voter Opinion

| Polling | May 3, 2013

Polling In Campaigns A poll is a type of survey or inquiry into public opinion conducted by interviewing a random sample of people. A random sample is the result of a process whereby a selection of participants is made from a larger population and each subject is chosen entirely by chance. Voting and polling may […]

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How Statistics Apply to Political Polling

| Polling | May 3, 2013

Polling Statistics Campaigns use statistics to determine likely election outcomes and evaluate campaign strategies. Not all polls are created equally. Often details are buried in footnotes or omitted entirely in news articles that quote the poll. Be informed on how a poll was designed.A poll with a larger sample size is not necessarily the better […]

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Sample Of CandidatePress Release

| Press Release | May 12, 2013

 Sample Press Release

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Campaign Finance Reporting Contributions

| Contributions | May 11, 2013

     Campaign Finance Reportable Contributions – Campaign Finance Use of candidate funds are contributions – report as loans or contribution All fundraiser ticket sales  are a contribution – costs are expenditures Non monetary items are reportable contributions Check with local filing officer local law for additional local laws Report fair market value of donated items […]

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Political Law FPPC Training Videos

| Fair Political Practices Commission | May 3, 2013

Political Laws Political law and The Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC). The FPPC was created by the Political Reform Act of 1974 (Act), a ballot initiative passed by California voters in 1974 as Proposition 9. To meet its responsibilities under the Act, the Commission adopts and amends regulations. It also develops required forms, prepares manuals […]