The costs of sheriff campaigns have risen in recent years. Even smaller races may now cost thousands of dollars.
Montgomery, NY (PRWEB) May 30, 2013
To help sheriff candidates in their elections, a new website, RunningForSheriff.info, has been launched to share information about the campaign process.
In the United States, a sheriff is typically the chief law enforcement officer of a county. They are constitutional officers, meaning they are elected into office by popular vote. In most places, however, before someone can become sheriff, they must be elected to the position.
Of the 50 U.S. states, 48 have sheriffs. Only Alaska (which has no counties), Connecticut (which has state marshals) and Hawaii (just Deputy Sheriffs that serve in the Hawaii Department of Public Safety) do not employ county sheriffs. To help sheriff candidates in their elections, a new website, RunningForSheriff.info, has been launched to share information about running for local sheriff and the campaign process.
The costs of sheriff campaigns have risen in recent years. Even smaller races may now cost thousands of dollars. Advertising and printing costs comprise a large portion of a campaign budget. Whether the campaign is self-funded or a grassroots effort, raising funds is more important than ever.
The site contains articles covering subjects such as why someone would want to run for sheriff, eligibility requirements for law enforcement candidates, running a campaign, election resources and more. The site also focuses on online strategies, including creating and using campaign websites, social media and online fundraising.
Since 2004, Online Candidate has provided political website design packages. Each package includes a domain name and hosting, along with a content management system that allows for easy content addition and updates. Built-in tools allow campaigns to recruit supporters, raise funds, add events, upload files, create contact forms, build an e-mail list and more.
For more information, visit http://www.onlinecandidate.com.