I just received training on the RNC’s Voter Vault system.
Voter Vault (VV) is an extensive database, with an easy to use web-based interface. It is the tool we will be using to keep track of all the info we compile on each voter in each of our precincts. In addition to basics such as Name, Address, Phone, Email, Sex, Party affiliation, etc., it also tracks for each registered voter useful info such as date registered, other household members, responses to telephone surveys, age, and even how likely they are to answer the telephone on any arbitrary call.
Voter Vault will be the primary tool we use to generate calling lists, walking lists, conduct surveys, track our GOTV activities, etc. Each DC and PCP should become adept in using this program for these purposes.
I have heard some people express dissatisfaction with Voter Vault. Bearing in mind that I have not yet used it (still waiting on authorization), everything I saw seems very logically laid out and easy to use.
Perhaps the issue some have is with the quality of the data. The data in VV comes from a number of sources – the Secretary of State, National party, purchased lists, previous campaigns, etc. Most importantly, data can be entered by us troops on the front line. Like any data, it can become stale or obsolete over time. Accordingly, it is one of our primary functions as DCs and PCPs that we expand or correct the data with accurate data obtained from direct contact with registered voters.
The use of VV requires prior authorization. Authorization is available to the following people:
- County Chairs
- 0-3 delegates per County Chair
- Republican Candidates
- Republican Elected Officials
In order to become authorrized, each DC and PCP must:
- Complete training course
- have County Chair submit completed agreement form
Training sessions are held online — over a web browser and telephone — approximately once a month. To register for training, or for more information, contact Chuck Poplstein – Chuck at the State GOP office. Or send an inquiry to dc@SELongmontGOP.org, and I’ll try to set you up.