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This article provides a generic description of a campaign's staff and organization. Different campaigns have different structures.

Structure of a campaign

Campaigns are usually overseen by a campaign manager. The campaign manager coordinates the campaign making sure that the rest of the staff and the campaign's consultants are focused effectively on winning the election. In small local campaigns, the campaign manager will often be the only paid staff member and will be responsible for every aspect of the campaign that is not covered by the candidate or volunteers. In larger campaigns, such as a lokshabha campaign, hundreds of staff members will cover the required tasks. While campaign managers are often the lead strategists in local campaigns.
Below the department level, campaigns vary widely in their structure. On larger campaigns, there will be various coordinators for certain functions within each department. For example, within the fundraising department, there might be a staff member who focuses only on direct mail fundraising.

At the bottom of the totem pole are the interns and volunteers who perform the least glamorous tasks of the campaign. These can include entering data into databases, and canvassing voters on behalf of the campaign.

Departments and their respective purposes

Field department

The field department focuses on the "on-the-ground" organizing that is required in order to personally contact voters through canvassing, phone calls, and building local events. Voter contact helps construct and clean the campaign's voter file in order to help better target voter persuasion and identify which voters a campaign most wants to bring out on election day. Field is generally also tasked with running local "storefront" campaign offices as well as organizing phone banks and staging locations for canvasses and other campaign events.

On the state-wide level, field departments are generally organized by geography with an overall state-wide field director who oversees the efforts of several regional field directors who in turn manage several local offices.

    State Chairperson
·         State Finance Chairperson
·         District Chairperson
·         State Director
·         State Deputy Director for Volunteer Operations (Grassroots)
·         Coalitions Coordinator
·         State Deputy Director for Administration
·         Scheduling and Advance Coordinator
·         Payroll Coordinator
·         State Policy Director
·         Legislative Advisor
·         State Communications Director
·         Other field workers below this level include:

Deputy Director: generally responsible for the operations of a single office serving a county or several counties, the local organizer works to build a local organization, mostly of volunteers, that will be used to fill out campaign events, contact voters, and ultimately to provide ground troops for election day efforts.

Volunteer Coordinator: tasked full-time with recruiting, retaining, and scheduling volunteers

Field Organizer: the lowest level of field staff, these paid workers generally do direct voter contact full-time as well as assisting the Deputy Director

GOTV ("Get out the vote") coordinator: generally either brought in in the last few months of the campaign or a re-tasked staffer, GOTV coordinators plan the local GOTV efforts.


In addition to voter persuasion and voter identification, field staff will often provide information for the campaign headquarters as to what is going on in the communities they work in. Field staffers are the primary liaison between the campaign and local influentials such as interest group leaders and prominent community activists. Field departments are also often primarily responsible for the local distribution of "swag" i.e. lawn signs, bumper stickers, buttons, and other such materials.

Communications department

The communications department oversees both the press relations and advertising involved in promoting the campaign in the media. They are responsible for the campaign's message and image among the electorate. Press releases, advertisements, phone scripts, and other forms of communication must be approved by this department before they can be released to the public. The staffers within this office vary widely from campaign to campaign. However they generally include:

A press secretary who monitors the media and coordinates the campaign's relations with the press. Press secretaries set up interviews between the candidate and reporters, brief the press at press conferences, and perform other tasks involved in press relations.

A rapid response director who makes sure that the campaign responds quickly to the attacks of the other campaigns. They and their staff constantly monitor the media and the moves of their opponents, making sure that attacks are rebutted quickly.

Creative team managing all visual communications and ensuring consistency of campaign materials/merchandise (both print and digital) through web design, graphic design, advertising, promotional items. Often these staffers work closely with the IT department.

Political / Field department

Operations
·             Activists, Grassroots, and Volunteers
·             Outreach
·             Education

Researching and developing a set of policies requires a large team to research and write each plank. Researchers also provide information to the campaign on issues and the backgrounds of candidates (including the candidate they work for) in order to be aware of skeletons in the various candidates' closets. The latter practice is known as opposition research. On smaller campaigns this is often folded into the communications department.

Fundraising department

The finance department coordinates the campaign's fundraising operation and ensures that the campaign always has the money it needs to operate effectively. The techniques employed by this campaign vary based on the campaign's needs and size. Small campaigns often involve casual fundraising events and phone calls from the candidate to donors asking for money. Larger campaigns will include everything from high-priced sit-down dinners to e-mail messages to donors asking for money.

Legal department

The legal department makes sure that the campaign is in compliance with the law and files the appropriate forms with government authorities.

This department will also be responsible for all financial tracking, including bank reconciliations, loans and backup for in-kind donations. They are generally required to keep both paper and electronic files. Small campaigns will often have one person responsible for financial disclosure while larger campaigns will have dozens of lawyers and treasurers making sure that the campaign's activities are legal. After the election, the compliance and legal department must still respond to audit requests and, when required, debt retirement.

Technology department

The technology department designs and maintains campaign technology such as voter file, websites, and social media. While local (County, City, Town, or Village) campaigns might have a volunteers who know how to use computers, State and National campaigns will have Information Technology professionals across the state or country handling everything from websites to blogs to databases.

Scheduling and advance department

The scheduling and advance department makes sure that the candidate and campaign surrogates are effectively scheduled so as to maximize their impact on the voters. This department also oversees the advance people who arrive at events before the candidate to make sure everything is in order. Often, this department will be a part of the field department.

On small campaigns the scheduling coordinator may be responsible for developing and executing events. The scheduling coordinator typically: a)manages the candidate's personal and campaign schedule b)manages the field and advance team schedules c)gathers important information about all events the campaign and candidate will attend

Candidates and other members of the campaign must bear in mind that only one person should oversee the details of scheduling. Fluid scheduling is one of the many keys to making a profound impact on voters.


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Surguja Lok Sabha Constituency



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Surguja Lok Sabha constituency is one of the eleven Lok Sabha (parliamentary) constituencies in Chhattisgarh state in central India.


1 Members of Parliament
2 Assembly segments


Members of Parliament

1951: C.S. Singh Deo, Indian National Congress
1957: C.S. Singh Deo, Indian National Congress
1962: Babu Nath Singh, Indian National Congress
1967: Babu Nath Singh, Indian National Congress
1971: Babu Nath Singh, Indian National Congress
1977: Larang Sai, Bharatiya Lok Dal
1984: Lal Vijay Pratap Singh, Indian National Congress
1989: Larang Sai, Bharatiya Janata Party
1991: Khelsai Singh, Indian National Congress
1996: Khelsai Singh, Indian National Congress
1998: Larang Sai, Bharatiya Janata Party
1999: Khelsai Singh, Indian National Congress
2004: Nand Kumar Sai, Bharatiya Janata Party
2009: Murarilal Singh, Bharatiya Janata Party


Assembly segments


Surguja Lok Sabha constituency is reserved for Scheduled Tribes (ST) candidates. It is composed of the following assembly segments:
  • Premnagar (assembly constituency no. 4)
  • Bhatgaon (assembly constituency no. 5)
  • Pratappur (ST) (assembly constituency no. 6)
  • Ramanujganj (ST) (assembly constituency no. 7)
  • Samri (ST) (assembly constituency no. 8)
  • Lundra (ST) (assembly constituency no. 9)
  • Ambikapur (assembly constituency no. 10)
  • Sitapur (ST) (assembly constituency no. 11)
All the eight assembly segments cover the Surguja district together. Pratappur, Ramanujganj, Samri, Lundra and Sitapur constituencies are reserved for ST candidates.


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Bilaspur Lok Sabha Constituency


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Bilaspur is a Lok Sabha parliamentary constituency in Chhattisgarh.

1 Members of Parliament
2 Assembly segments


Members of Parliament


1977: Niranjan Prasad Kesharwani, Janata Party
1980: Godil Prasad Anuragi, Indian National Congress
1984: Khelan Ram Jangde, Indian National Congress
1989: Resham Lal Jangde, Bharatiya Janata Party
1991: Khelan Ram Jangde, Indian National Congress
1996: Punnulal Mohle, Bharatiya Janata Party
1998: Punnulal Mohle, Bharatiya Janata Party
1999: Punnulal Mohle, Bharatiya Janata Party
2004: Punnulal Mohle, Bharatiya Janata Party
2009: Dilip Singh Judeo, Bharatiya Janata Party
2013: Vacant due to death of Dilip Singh Judeo


Assembly segments


Bilaspur Lok Sabha constituency is composed of the following assembly segments:

Kota (assembly constituency no. 25)
Lormi (assembly constituency no. 26)
Mungeli (SC) (assembly constituency no. 27)
Takhatpur (assembly constituency no. 28)
Bilha (assembly constituency no. 29)
Bilaspur (assembly constituency no. 30)
Beltara (assembly constituency no. 31)
Masturi (SC) (assembly constituency no. 32)
All eight assembly segments are in Bilaspur district, which also contains another assembly constituency that is part of Korba (Lok Sabha constituency). Mungeli and Masturi constituencies are reserved for Scheduled Castes (SC) candidates.

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Rajnandgaon Lok Sabha Constituency



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Rajnandgaon is a Lok Sabha parliamentary constituency in Chhattisgarh.

1 Members of Parliament
2 Election Results
3 Assembly segments


Members of Parliament


1957: Raja Bahadur Singh, Indian National Congress
1962: Raja Bahadur Singh, Indian National Congress
1967: Padmawati Devi, Indian National Congress
1971: Ramsahai Pandey, Indian National Congress
1977: Madan Tiwary, Janata Party
1980: Shivendra Bahadur Singh, Indian National Congress
1984: Shivendra Bahadur Singh, Indian National Congress
1989: Dharmpal Singh Gupta, Bharatiya Janata Party
1991: Shivendra Bahadur Singh, Indian National Congress
1996: Ashok Sharma, Bharatiya Janata Party
1998: Motilal Vora, Indian National Congress
1999: Dr. Raman Singh, Bharatiya Janata Party
2004: Pradeep Gandhi, Bhartiya Janata Party (Expelled from Lok Sabha)
2007: Devwrat Singh, Indian National Congress (By-elections)
2009: Madhusudan Yadav, Bharatiya Janata Party

Election Results

Indian general elections, 1999: Rajnandgaon
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BJP Dr. Raman Singh 3,04,611 51.46
Congress Motilal Vora 2,77,896 46.94
Independent Deosingh Nandeshwar 2,847 0.48
GGP Ramesh Kumar Gond 2,735 0.46
Majority 26,715 4.52
Turnout 5,91,992 59.37
BJP hold Swing
Indian general elections, 1998: Rajnandgaon
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Congress Motilal Vora 3,04,709
BJP Ashok Sharma 2,52,468
Majority 52,241
Turnout 6,19,439
Congress hold Swing

Assembly segments


Rajnandgaon Lok Sabha constituency is composed of the following assembly segments:

  • Pandariya (assembly constituency no. 71)
  • Kawardha (assembly constituency no. 72)
  • Khairagarh (assembly constituency no. 73)
  • Dongargarh (SC) (assembly constituency no. 74)
  • Rajnandgaon (assembly constituency no. 75)
  • Dongargaon (assembly constituency no. 76)
  • Khujji (assembly constituency no. 77)
  • Mohla-Manpur (ST) (assembly constituency no. 77)

The six assembly constituencies cover the Rajnandgaon district, while 2 are from kabirdham district. Dongargarh constituency is reserved for Scheduled Castes (SC) candidates, whereas Mohla-Manpur constituency is reserved for Scheduled Tribes (ST) candidates.



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Raipur Lok Sabha Constituency


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Raipur is a Lok Sabha parliamentary constituency in Chhattisgarh.


1 Members of Parliament
2 Election Results
3 Assembly segments


Members of Parliament

1951: Bhupendra Nath Misra, Indian National Congress
1957: Birendra Bahadur Singh, Indian National Congress
1962: Kesar Kumari Devi, Indian National Congress
1967: Lakhan Lal Gupta, Indian National Congress
1971: Vidya Charan Shukla, Indian National Congress
1977: Purushottam Kaushik, Janata Party
1980: Vidya Charan Shukla, Indian National Congress (Indira)
1984: Keyur Bhushan, Indian National Congress
1989: Ramesh Bais, Bharatiya Janata Party
1991: Vidya Charan Shukla, Indian National Congress
1996: Ramesh Bais, Bharatiya Janata Party
1998: Ramesh Bais, Bharatiya Janata Party
1999: Ramesh Bais, Bharatiya Janata Party
2004: Ramesh Bais, Bharatiya Janata Party
2009: Ramesh Bais, Bharatiya Janata Party
2014: Ramesh Bais, Bharatiya Janata Party

Election Results 
Indian general elections, 2009: Raipur
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BJP Ramesh Bais 3,64,943 49.19
Congress Bhupesh Baghel 3,07,042 41.39
BSP Vidhya Devi Sahu 16,853 2.27
Independent Navin Gupta 8,123 1.09
Independent Shrikant Kaser 6,208 0.84
Majority 57,901 7.80
Turnout 7,41,861 47.00
BJP hold Swing

Assembly segments


Raipur Lok Sabha constituency is composed of the following assembly segments:


  • Baloda Bazar (assembly constituency no. 45)
  • Bhatapara (assembly constituency no. 46)
  • Dharsiwa (assembly constituency no. 47)
  • Raipur Rural (assembly constituency no. 48)
  • Raipur City West (assembly constituency no. 49)
  • Raipur City North (assembly constituency no. 50)
  • Raipur City South (assembly constituency no. 51)
  • Arang (SC) (assembly constituency no. 52)
  • Abhanpur (assembly constituency no. 53)

All nine assembly segments are in Raipur district. This district also contains two other assembly constituencies that are part of Janjgir-Champa (Lok Sabha constituency) and two assembly constituencies that are part of Mahasamund (Lok Sabha constituency). Arang constituency is reserved for Scheduled Castes (SC) candidates.




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Raigarh Lok Sabha Constituency



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Raigarh Lok Sabha constituency is one of the eleven Lok Sabha (parliamentary) constituencies in Chhattisgarh state in central India.

1 Members of Parliament
2 Assembly segments


Members of Parliament


  • 1962: Vijaya Bhushan Singh, Akhil Bharatiya Ram Rajya Parishad
  • 1967: Rajni Devi, Indian National Congress
  • 1971: Ummed Singh Rathia, Indian National Congress
  • 1977: Narhari Prasad Sai, Janata Party
  • 1980: Dr. Vasant Kumar Pandit, Bharatiya Janata Party
  • 1984: Pushpa Devi Singh, Indian National Congress (Indira)
  • 1989: Nand Kumar Sai, Bharatiya Janata Party
  • 1991: Pushpa Devi Singh, Indian National Congress
  • 1996: Nand Kumar Sai, Bharatiya Janata Party
  • 1998: Ajit Jogi, Indian National Congress
  • 1999: Vishnu Dev Sai, Bharatiya Janata Party
  • 2004: Vishnu Dev Sai, Bharatiya Janata Party
  • 2009: Vishnu Dev Sai, Bharatiya Janata Party

Assembly segments


Raigarh Lok Sabha constituency is reserved for Scheduled Tribes (ST) candidates. It is composed of the following assembly segments:

  1. Jashpur Nagar (ST) (assembly constituency no. 12)
  2. Kunkuri (ST) (assembly constituency no. 13)
  3. Pathalgaon (ST) (assembly constituency no. 14)
  4. Lailunga (ST) (assembly constituency no. 15)
  5. Raigarh (assembly constituency no. 16)
  6. Sarangarh (SC) (assembly constituency no. 17)
  7. Kharsia (assembly constituency no. 18)
  8. Dharamjaigarh (ST) (assembly constituency no. 19)

Jashpur Nagar, Kunkuri and Pathalgaon together cover the Jashpur district. Lailunga, Raigarh, Sarangarh, Kharsia and Dharamjaigarh assembly segments cover the Raigarh district together. Jashpur Nagar, Kunkuri, Pathalgaon, Lailunga and Dharamjaigarh constituencies are reserved for ST candidates, whereas the Sarangarh constituency is reserved for Scheduled Castes (SC) candidates.

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Mahasamund Lok Sabha Constituency


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Mahasamund is a Lok Sabha parliamentary constituency in Chhattisgarh.

  • 1 Members of Parliament
  • 2 Assembly segments


Members of Parliament


1971: Shrikrishna Agrawal, Indian National Congress
1977: Brij Lal Verma, Janata Party
1991: Pawan Diwan, Indian National Congress
1996: Pawan Diwan, Indian National Congress
1998: [(chandra shekhar sahu),], Bharatiya Janata Party
1999: Shyama Charan Shukla, Indian National Congress
2004: Ajit Jogi, Indian National Congress
2009: Chandulal Sahu (chandu Bhaiya), Bharatiya Janata Party

Assembly segments


Mahasamund Lok Sabha constituency is composed of the following assembly segments:

  • Saraipali (SC) (assembly constituency no. 39)
  • Basna (assembly constituency no. 40)
  • Khallari (assembly constituency no. 41)
  • Mahasamund (assembly constituency no. 42)
  • Rajim (assembly constituency no. 54)
  • Bindranawagarh (ST) (assembly constituency no. 55)
  • Kurud (assembly constituency no. 57)
  • Dhamtari (assembly constituency no. 58)

Saraipali, Basna, Khallari and Mahasamund together cover the Mahasamund district. Rajim and Bindranawagarh assembly segments are part of Raipur district. Kurud and Dharamjaigarh constituencies are part of Dhamtari district. Saraipali constituency is reserved for Scheduled Castes (SC) candidates, whereas Dhamtari constituency is reserved for Scheduled Tribes (ST) candidates.

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Korba Lok Sabha Constituency



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Korba is a Lok Sabha parliamentary constituency in Chhattisgarh state in India. It was formed as per the recommendation of Delimitation Commission.

  • 1 Assembly segments
  • 2 Members of Parliament

Assembly segments


Korba Lok Sabha constituency is composed of the following assembly segments:
  • Bharatpur-Sonhat (ST) (assembly constituency no. 1)
  • Manendragarh (assembly constituency no. 2)
  • Baikunthpur (assembly constituency no. 3)
  • Rampur (ST) (assembly constituency no. 20)
  • Korba (assembly constituency no. 21)
  • Katghora (assembly constituency no. 22)
  • Pali-Tanakhar (ST) (assembly constituency no. 23)
  • Marwahi (ST) (assembly constituency no. 24)

Bharatpur-Sonhat, Manendragarh and Baikunthpur constituencies cover the Koriya district. Rampur, Korba, Katghora and Pali-Tanakhar assembly constituencies cover the Korba district. Marwahi assembly segment is part of Bilaspur district. Bharatpur-Sonhat, Rampur, Pali-Tanakhar and Marwahi constituencies are reserved for Scheduled Tribes (ST) candidates.


Members of Parliament


  • 2009: Charan Das Mahant, Indian National Congress

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