Brunswick, ME (PRWEB) June 22, 2006
Voter Lists LLC announced a new Internet-based service today called GOTVoters Online(TM) that helps political candidates to Get Out The Vote (GOTV) on Election Day. GOTVoters Online(TM) cleverly combines state-supplied registered voter records with Internet-based software developed by Voter Lists LLC.
GOTVoters Online(TM) allows political campaigns to manage voter information online. Campaign managers can filter voters by gender, ethnicity, age, and other criteria and assign them to campaign volunteers, who gather voter opinions on key issues. Candidates then use the data to get only their supporters to the polls on Election Day.
Online at http://www.voter-lists.com, the new service cuts political campaign costs by allowing political campaign workers to use their own computers, Internet connections, and phones. GOTVoters Online(TM) eliminates the need for large campaign offices with dozens of phones and computers. GOTVoters Online(TM) works with any computer through any Internet browser.
GOTVoters Online(TM) targets candidates with 5,000 to 200,000 voters. Those mid-sized political campaigns have never before had access to advanced Internet-based technology. Typical costs, which include both the Internet-based software and many states' voter lists, are about $1,600 for a small mayoral campaign with 5,000 voters or $5,500 for a large judicial campaign with 200,000 voters.
According to Voter Lists co-founder Donald Quaid, "GOTVoters Online levels the political playing field. Even independent candidates on limited budgets can use it to get elected. Our advanced filtering of voter information enables political campaigns to target voters based on their specific concerns and interests. This is considerably more effective than targeting all voters on all issues. In a primary, a candidate can focus on just the 20% of voters who always turn out, saving money and more efficiently utilizing their time.
Brian Raub, also a company co-founder, says "For years Republican candidates for President and Congress have mined and massaged public voting data to influence election outcomes in their favor, getting elected in numbers disproportionate to their support by the general population. Democrats have ignored this information, sometimes for privacy objections, and have paid the price by losing elections. The power of GOTVoters Online is available to candidates of every party affiliation, increasing the prospect of a more representative election process."
The targeted marketing made possible by GOTVoters Online, using public voter data from the states, may shock privacy advocates. Florida, for example, freely provides a voter's name, address, phone number, gender, race, birth date, voting history, and political party affiliation. North Carolina goes even further by supplying voters' driver's license numbers. Candidates may use this public information in conjunction with the GOTVoters Online(TM) software to target, for example, immigration-themed campaign mailings and phone calls to Republican Hispanic men born before 1960 who have voted in at least 5 elections since 2000.
Raub adds, "Public voter data and our GOTV Internet software make it even more critical for voters to vote often. Political campaigns are evolving to target only those who vote regularly and to safely ignore those who do not vote. Only the interests of frequent voters, not those of the general population, will be represented by elected officials."
Voter Lists LLC offers an unusual money back guarantee for skeptical candidates. Major party candidates who pay for GOTVoters Online by August 1, 2006 can get their money back if they don't get elected in November 2006.
Brian Raub, Co-Founder
Voter Lists LLC
288 Mere Point Road
Brunswick, ME 04011
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