If you have never really been involved in a political movement before, but now there is a candidate you want to back fully, you may be wondering what you can do as a citizen and local resident in your town. Surprisingly, there is a lot you can do to rally your candidate and help move him or her ahead in the polls. The following four political actions will get you started on your personal involvement with this year's major election.
Telephone Town Halls
Take an active part and telephone your local town halls. Learn the district in which you live and the counties that your candidate would represent if he or she were elected. Then learn where every town hall in your district is, and telephone them to ask if they will be participating in the election and what role they expect to play. Take a few moments to talk about your candidate and ask what the general political position is in each town hall area.
Attend Political Rallies for Your Candidate
The greater the numbers in the crowd, the more others might be swayed to vote for your chosen candidate. When it appears that a candidate is very popular (i.e., he or she has massive numbers of people appearing in throngs at the rallies), then citizens and residents who are sitting on the fence about who to choose in the elections might take a second look at your candidate. You can also encourage passers-by to join the rally when you are a part of it yourself.
Volunteer Your Time and Skills at Your Candidate's Local Election Office
An election office does not run itself! It relies on the many volunteers who print election materials, type documents, and press releases and create PR ideas for the candidate to use. A minute few also write speeches and organize stops for a campaign trail. Even if you are a "gopher" and run for coffees and bagged lunches, you are still helping to promote your candidate with your time and devotion to his or her election.
Volunteer at the Polls as a Pollster
Several people are needed to check in voters, hand out polling documents, show voters how to use electronic voting machines and count votes. If you want to promote your candidate further and make absolutely certain that the vote count for your candidate is accurate, then acting as a pollster is a good opportunity choice for you. You will not get paid, but you will get the satisfaction of knowing that you helped your candidate in a major way (and there might be coffee, donuts, and lunch, too).