Local Elections 101: Campaign Tips Newsletter

Campaign tips and advice from the field for those that want to WIN!

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Know Your Election Laws: Board of Elections Resource Center

February 1, 2019

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December 30, 2019

As usual, the answer to this depends. Instead of focusing on the negative aspects (and yes, there can be many) – consider a few positive things that can turn a challenging situation into a campaign advantage.

Getting Your Campaign off to a Great Start! Take advantage of...

August 15, 2019

From the Campaign Manager’s Perspective

Win Number - Part 1
Top 3 Reasons to Know Your Win Number

“What’s our win number?” is one of the first questions that your candidate is likely to ask. At the most basic level, a win number is the estimated number of votes you’ll ne...

In addition to getting the essentials of your campaign in place, you will need to know specific information about where to go and what you need to bring. Below are links to the Board of Elections for every North Carolina county as well as the State Board of Elections.


February 1, 2019

You’ve heard us say it over and over again - It is vital that you learn and follow the election laws of your state.

To help you, we’ve compiled a resource guide of all the state Board of Elections websites.  On these sites, you should be able to get information about fi...

December 11, 2018

We feature six Chris Smiths running for local office in Local Elections 101: Campaign Essentials. Their campaigns give us insight into how to put together a successful bid for public office.

Our Team also celebrates the real Chris Smiths who have chosen to run for polit...

September 17, 2018

“Do I really need a campaign manager? It’s just a small local election and I am an organized person who has it all together!”

Yes. You do. Really.

It is hard to find someone that fits the bill: gets along great with you, is trustworthy and organized, knows what to do and...

July 5, 2018

It is officially election season for municipal candidates in North Carolina and across the country. Learning the nuts and bolts of putting together a campaign is vitally important to your electoral success. But what does this look like in the real world?

Between now and...

March 1, 2018

From the Campaign Manager’s Perspective

Throughout the campaign, your candidate will be asked to attend or participate in countless events. As a campaign manager, your job is to keep track of all of the potential engagements, advise on which ones to attend, and ensure...

November 16, 2017

Win or lose, the election isn’t quite over yet. There are still some last things that need to be done following the end of your campaign.

1) Pick up your signs. This can feel quite daunting, especially if your district is large, but as timely as possible, no matter how...

July 10, 2017

As I started getting ready to attend our first community festival this year – I realized that a checklist of what I normally take would be helpful. And if it was helpful for me, I thought it might be helpful to share with you.

If your community has one or several festiv...

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