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Texas Voter Activation Network (VAN)
What is VAN?
The Texas Democratic Party maintains an online voter file, the Texas VAN (Voter Activation Network), to empower campaigns and activists with the tools they need to Turn Texas Blue. The VAN is the tool all precinct chairs should use to organize and mobilize their Precincts. The VAN is an online database that allows us to organize information about voters and volunteers to ensure we’re targeting the right voters and turning them out to vote, while making campaigns more efficient and effective and allowing campaigns and activists to track their projects and successes.
At election time, this powerful database allows Democrats to ensure that our communities are registered to vote and allows us to encourage everyone to make it to the ballot box—no matter where you live in Texas.
The State Party invests hundreds of thousands of dollars to make sure this data is current, and are always adding more information with the help of Texas and other national partners. Voter data from every county in the state is in the VAN, like voter registration information and vote history as far back as 1992, including Primary and General Elections. It is supplemented with run-off elections, special elections and constitutional elections.
Access to the voter file is free for Democratic Precinct Chairs.
Who Has Access to VAN?
Campaigns, county parties and Democratic clubs and organizations.
How can I get trained on how to use the VAN?
The New Organizing Institute offers several free resources on how to use the VAN to win elections and motivate voters to turn out to vote. Visit this page for more information.
- Texas Democratic Party
- Voter Activation Network (VAN)
- Texas Legislative Council – District Viewer (For looking up Precincts)
- Travis County Elections Division
- Secretary of State Elections Division
Rules of the Texas Democratic Party:
TDP Rules: 2014-2015