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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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Uluberia Lok Sabha Constituency


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Uluberia (Lok Sabha constituency) is one of the 543 parliamentary constituencies in India. The constituency centres on Uluberia in West Bengal. All the seven assembly segments of No. 26 Uluberia (Lok Sabha constituency) are in Howrah district.

1 Assembly segments
2 Election results
3 Results prior to 2009


Assembly segments


As per order of the Delimitation Commission issued in 2006 in respect of the delimitation of constituencies in the West Bengal, parliamentary constituency no. 26 Uluberia is composed of the following segments:

Uluberia Purba (assembly constituency no. 176)
Uluberia Uttar (SC) (assembly constituency no. 179)
Uluberia Dakshin (assembly constituency no. 180)
Shyampur (assembly constituency no. 181)
Bagnan (assembly constituency no. 182)
Amta (assembly constituency no. 183)
Udaynarayanpur (assembly constituency no. 184)

Prior to delimitation Uluberia Lok Sabha constituency is composed of the following assembly segments:

Uluberia North (SC) (assembly constituency no. 170)
Uluberia South (assembly constituency no. 171)
Shyampur (assembly constituency no. 172)
Bagnan (assembly constituency no. 173)
Kalyanpur (assembly constituency no. 174)
Amta (assembly constituency no. 175)
Udaynarayanpur (assembly constituency no. 176)


Election results


General Election, 2009: Uluberia
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Trinamool Congress Sultan Ahmed 513,389
CPI(M) Hannan Mollah 415,605
BJP Rahul Chakrabarty 42,443
AUDF Kazi Nabab 11,244
BSP Narendra Nath Mandal 7,713
Independent Sekh Aorangjeb 6,478
Independent Swapan Das 6,016
RDMP Rabin Dalui 3,367
Independent Ashish Das 3,117
Turnout 1,009,820 80.68
Trinamool Congress gain from CPI(M) Swing
e • d Indian general election, 2009
West Bengal summary
Party Seats won Seat change
Trinamool Congress 19 Increase18
Indian National Congress 6 Increase0
Socialist Unity Centre of India (Communist) 1 Increase1
Communist Party of India (Marxist) 9 Decrease17
Communist Party of India 2 Decrease1
Revolutionary Socialist Party 2 Decrease1
Forward bloc 2 Decrease1
Bharatiya Janata Party 1 Increase1

Source: List of successful candidates in General Elections 2009 to the 15th Lok Sabha
Statitical Report on General Elections 2004 to the 14th Lok Sabha



Results prior to 2009


Results of elections prior to 2009 are summarised below:


1951-1971


The winners are shown below.
Year Winner Party
1951 Satyaban Roy Congress
1957 Aurobinda Ghoshal Forward Bloc Marxist
1962 Purnendu Khan Congress
1967 J.K.Mondal Congress
1971 Shyamaprasanna Bhattacharyya CPI(M)


1977-2004


Year Winner Runner-up
Candidate Party Candidate Party
1977 Shyamaprasanna Bhattacharya Communist Party of India (Marxist) Nirmalendu Bhattacharjee Indian National Congress
1980 Hannan Mollah Communist Party of India (Marxist) Ardhendu Hazra Indian National Congress (I)
1984 Hannan Mollah Communist Party of India (Marxist) Anwar Ali Sheikh Indian National Congress
1989 Hannan Mollah Communist Party of India (Marxist) Anwar Ali Sheikh Indian National Congress
1991 Hannan Mollah Communist Party of India (Marxist) Minati Adhikari Indian National Congress
1996 Hannan Mollah Communist Party of India (Marxist) Minati Adhikari Indian National Congress
1998 Hannan Mollah Communist Party of India (Marxist) Saradindu Biswas Trinamool Congress
1999 Hannan Mollah Communist Party of India (Marxist) Sudipta Roy All India Trinamool Congress
2004 Hannan Mollah Communist Party of India (Marxist) Rajib Bannerjee All India Trinamool Congress


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Tamluk Lok Sabha Constituency


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Tamluk (Lok Sabha constituency) is one of the 543 parliamentary constituencies in India. The constituency centres on Tamluk in West Bengal. All the seven segments of No. 30 Tamluk (Lok Sabha constituency) are in Purba Medinipur district.

1 Assembly segments
2 Election results
3 Results prior to 2009


Assembly segments


As per order of the Delimitation Commission issued in 2006 in respect of the delimitation of constituencies in the West Bengal, parliamentary constituency no. 30 Tamluk is composed of the following segments:

Tamluk (assembly constituency no. 203)
Panskura Purba (assembly constituency no. 204)
Moyna (assembly constituency no. 206)
Nandakumar (assembly constituency no. 207)
Mahisadal (assembly constituency no. 208)
Haldia (SC) (assembly constituency no. 209)
Nandigram (assembly constituency no. 210)

Prior to delimitation Tamluk Lok Sabha constituency was composed of the following assembly segments:

Panskura East (assembly constituency no. 201)
Tamluk (assembly constituency no. 202)
Moyna (assembly constituency no. 203)
Mahisadal (assembly constituency no. 204)
Sutahata (SC) (assembly constituency no. 205)
Nandigram (assembly constituency no. 206)
Narghat (assembly constituency no. 207)


Election results


General Election, 2009: Tamluk
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Trinamool Congress Suvendu Adhikari 637,664
CPI(M) Lakshman Chandra Seth 464,706
BJP Rajyashree Chaudhuri 20,573
AUDF Jahed Sek 8,486
BSP Manoranjan Mandal 5,891
Independent Sheikh Nurul Islam 5,401
LJP Manik Chandra Mondal 2,044
Independent Bhakti Adhikary 1,985
Independent Abdur Rejak Seikh 1,456
Turnout 1,148,206 90.32
Trinamool Congress gain from CPI(M) Swing

 Indian general election, 2009
West Bengal summary
Party Seats won Seat change
Trinamool Congress 19 Increase18
Indian National Congress 6 Increase0
Socialist Unity Centre of India (Communist) 1 Increase1
Communist Party of India (Marxist) 9 Decrease17
Communist Party of India 2 Decrease1
Revolutionary Socialist Party 2 Decrease1
Forward bloc 2 Decrease1
Bharatiya Janata Party 1 Increase1

Source: List of successful candidates in General Elections 2009 to the 15th Lok Sabha
Statitical Report on General Elections 2004 to the 14th Lok Sabha



Results prior to 2009


Results of elections held prior to 2009 are summarised below:

Year Winner Runner-up
Candidate Party Candidate Party
1951 Satish Chandra Samanta Indian National Congress Tripati Hrishikesh KMPP
1957 Satish Chandra Samanta Indian National Congress Gobinda Chandra. Bhowmick Forward Bloc
1962 Satish Chandra Samanta Indian National Congress Gobinda Chandra. Bhowmick Forward Bloc
1967 Satish Chandra Samanta Bangla Congress G. Bhowmick Indian National Congress
1971 Satish Chandra Samanta Bangla Congress Aruna Asaf Ali Communist Party of India
1977 Sushil Kumar Dhara Bharatiya Lok Dal Satish Chandra Samanta Indian National Congress
1980 Satyagopal Mishra Communist Party of India (Marxist) Shyam Das Bhattacharya Indian National Congress (I)
1984 Satyagopal Mishra Communist Party of India (Marxist) Saradindu Samanta Indian National Congress
1989 Satyagopal Mishra Communist Party of India (Marxist) Jayanta Bhattacharya Indian National Congress
1991 Satyagopal Mishra Communist Party of India (Marxist) Jayanta Bhattacharya Indian National Congress
1996 Jayanta Bhattacharya Indian National Congress Lakshman Chandra Seth Communist Party of India (Marxist)
1998 Lakshman Chandra Seth Communist Party of India (Marxist) Nirmalendu Bhattacharjee Trinamool Congress
1999 Lakshman Chandra Seth Communist Party of India (Marxist) Nirmalendu Bhattacharjee All India Trinamool Congress
2004 Lakshman Chandra Seth Communist Party of India (Marxist) Suvendu Adhikari All India Trinamool Congress


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Serampore Lok Sabha Constituency


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Serampore (Lok Sabha constituency) is one of the 543 parliamentary constituencies in India. The constituency centres on Serampore in West Bengal. While five assembly segments of No. 27 Serampore (Lok Sabha constituency) are in Hooghly district two are in Howrah district.

1 Assembly segments
2 Election results
3 Results prior to 2009


Assembly segments


As per order of the Delimitation Commission issued in 2006 in respect of the delimitation of constituencies in the West Bengal, parliamentary constituency no. 27 Sreerampur is composed of the following segments:

Jagatballavpur (assembly constituency no. 183)
Domjur (assembly constituency no. 184)
Uttarpara (assembly constituency no. 185)
Sreerampur (assembly constituency no. 186)
Champdani (assembly constituency no. 187)
Chanditala (assembly constituency no. 194)
Jangipara (assembly constituency no. 195)

Prior to delimitation Serampore Lok Sabha constituency was composed of the following assembly segments:

Jagatballavpur (assembly constituency no. 167)
Panchla (assembly constituency no. 168)
Jangipara (assembly constituency no. 177)
Chanditala (assembly constituency no. 178)
Uttarpara (assembly constituency no. 179)
Serampore (assembly constituency no. 180)
Champdani (assembly constituency no. 181)


Election results


General Election, 2009: Sreerampur
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Trinamool Congress Kalyan Banerjee 569,725
CPI(M) Santasri Chatterjee 432,535
BJP Debabrata Chowdhury 38,476
Independent Sekh Soleman 14,252
AUDF Pradip Ghosh 11,803
BSP Rakesh Kumar Gautam 7,245
Independent Amitava Bhattacharya 3,758
Independent Chiranjit Naskar 3,648
Turnout 1,081,402 77.49
Trinamool Congress gain from CPI(M) Swing
e • d Indian general election, 2009
West Bengal summary
Party Seats won Seat change
Trinamool Congress 19 Increase18
Indian National Congress 6 Increase0
Socialist Unity Centre of India (Communist) 1 Increase1
Communist Party of India (Marxist) 9 Decrease17
Communist Party of India 2 Decrease1
Revolutionary Socialist Party 2 Decrease1
Forward bloc 2 Decrease1
Bharatiya Janata Party 1 Increase1

Source: List of successful candidates in General Elections 2009 to the 15th Lok Sabha
Statitical Report on General Elections 2004 to the 14th Lok Sabha



Results prior to 2009


Results of elections held prior to 2009 are summarised below:


1951-1971


Year Winner Party
1951 Tushar Kanti Chattopadhyay CPI
1957 Jitendra Nath Lahiri Congress
1962 Dinendra Nath Bhattacharya CPI
1967 B. Ghosh Congress
1971 Dinendra Nath Bhattacharya CPI(M)


1977-2004


Year Winner Runner-up
Candidate Party Candidate Party
1977[9] Dinen Bhattacharya Communist Party of India (Marxist) Jadu Gopal Sen Communist Party of India
1980 Dinen Bhattacharya Communist Party of India (Marxist) Gopal Das Nag Indian National Congress (I)
1984 Bimal Kanti Ghosh Indian National Congress Ajit Bag Communist Party of India (Marxist)
1989 Sudarsan Roy Chowdhury Communist Party of India (Marxist) Bimal Kanti Ghosh Indian National Congress
1991 Sudarsan Roy Chowdhury Communist Party of India (Marxist) Bimal Kanti Ghosh Indian National Congress
1996 Pradip Bhattacharya Indian National Congress Sudarsan Roy Chowdhury Communist Party of India (Marxist)
1998 Akbar Ali Khandoker Trinamool Congress Sudarsan Roy Chowdhury Communist Party of India (Marxist)
1999 Akbar Ali Khandoker All India Trinamool Congress Sudarsan Roy Chowdhury Communist Party of India (Marxist)
2004 Santasri Chatterjee Communist Party of India (Marxist) Akbar Ali Khandoker All India Trinamool Congress


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