No set of records is more valuable than your precinct database or card file.
It is very useful to create an entry for each household in your precinct. You
may get a list of the registered voters from the County Party. If you have a
computer, you may get the list of your precinctís registered voters on
computer disk from the County Party and transfer it directly to your database
Whether working with a computer database or a card file system, it is an
extremely important tool. It provides you with a list of favorable voters to use
for Election Day and Get-Out-The-Vote activities, as well as helping you canvass
your precinct and find Street Captains, Election Officials, and volunteers.
Procedure for Preparing Your Database or Card File:
Enter each address at the top of a separate file card, or merge the County
computer disk file with your database program.
Enter the precinct name or number on the upper right hand corner of each
file card, or title each page of your database with the precinct name.
Below the address, write the name of each person listed on the voter list
on the file card on which his or her name appears, last name first.
After each name on the file card or each entry in the database, indicate
"Registered" and show party affiliation if known by using the
If they say none of your business!
In the upper right hand corner of each file card, below the precinct name,
enter any telephone numbers that appear on the voter list.
For both computer databases and card file systems, use your telephone
directory to look up phone numbers for voters whose numbers are not listed
on the precinct list.
Arrange the file cards or database entries in whatever sequence is most
convenient for you.
Update your card file or database both as you obtain new information and
by getting new precinct voter lists once a year from the County Party.