If you are thinking about running for local office you have to know that these days things are a lot different than before. Getting on the ballot and into public office is different in it’s process than it was when they were running before the Internet age. It’s something that politicians are taking notice of these days and it’s helping them to find their way into their office and the office of the higher officials they are replacing. It’s not just about who’s got the best message, but rather who can use the cyber world to their advantage the best.
First of all, getting on the ballot, and knowing if you qualify is much easier than it used to be. You used to have to go down to city hall. In this day and age you can just get on line to your local government office and it will lay out everything that you need to do in order to get on the ballot. This is a great time saver.
Once you are on the ballot you can do anything you have to within the limits of the election process in order to get elected. For instance you can start a mailing list that you can email your supporters with information about what they need to do to help you get into office. This is a great way to get mass communication and get into people’s ears.
This is also a great place to work on strategy. It’s important to have a game plan, especially on election day. You can map out routes that you will be doing on that day as well as get projected areas that you will need to campaign in on that day so that there will be a chance for you to snag those extra votes. It’s important that you take the time to use the internet to you full advantage and get into public office.