A few general elections back I was both working at party HQ and in, my spare time, volunteering as the data manager for a constituency campaign. … Read the full post »
Read about the Liberal Democrat election database Connect, including eight things every Lib Dem activist should know about Connect.
This database holds the party’s records about voters, such as canvass data gathered on the doorstep and email addresses given in response to online campaigning. It was introduced after the 2010 general election to replace EARS.
The Connect database system is based on the NGPVAN system used by the Democrats in the USA, including during Barack Obama’s 2008 and 2012 winning Presidential election campaigns. This system is also used by the Canadian Liberals.
If you have been involved in grassroots electoral campaigning, reading Rasmus Kleis Nielsen’s study of the grassroots part of two Democrat campaigns from the 2008 Congressional elections in the US is likely to produce a mix of two responses. … Read the full post »
5. Don’t share your Connect database login. Your Connect login is just for you to use, and what is done with it gets logged and recorded. … Read the full post »
We must make it easier for people to get started as campaigners. People should have quick and direct access to the tools and support they need rather than being faced with a steep learning and financial curve. … Read the full post »
There’s a free app available for Android and iPhone which makes canvassing much easier and quicker, and was used successfully in the Witney by-election. … Read the full post »
Connect is the electoral database program used by the Liberal Democrats. This is where we store the names and addresses of voters, along with data which we gather. … Read the full post »
Important news for Lib Dem campaigners in areas without local elections: the party has put together a new canvassing script in the Connect electoral database system for use in the general election. … Read the full post »
Making telephone calls – whether it’s to voters to ask who they support, to supporters to remind them to vote or to members to invite them to social events – is an important part of any local party’s campaign activity. … Read the full post »
Connect is the database the Liberal Democrats use to record information about voters such as canvass responses or whether someone has signed a local petition … Read the full post »
Hooray. A new sidebar menu is coming to the Connect database used by Liberal Democrats. … Read the full post »