Precinct Chairs,

This page is designed specifically to provide you with the resources you need for organizing your precinct. The information contained herein is for your information only, as many of these resources contain strategies and suggestions for best getting your voters to the polls and for electing Democrats. Please use discretion in sharing this information.

2014 Application to become a Precinct Chair

 

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 weโ€™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 boxโ€”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.

Have questions? Please call Brian at 512-477-7500 or email info@traviscountydemocrats.org , or email Texas Democrats Help at voterfile@txdemocrats.org.

Who Has Access to VAN?

Campaigns, county parties and Democratic clubs and organizations.

How can I get trained on how to use the VAN?

Download the Precinct Chair VAN User Guide.

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.

 

Useful Links:

Rules of the Texas Democratic Party:
TDP Rules: 2010-2012


 

Have questions? Please call Brian at 512-477-7500 or email info@traviscountydemocrats.org , or email Texas Democrats Help at voterfile@txdemocrats.org.