Here's how to use Votocracy to connect with voters and get elected. Click here for a printable list of best practices including detailed instructions.
Votocracy has very powerful tools to help get out your message to voters. You start by getting all of your current supporters (friends, Facebook likes and Twitter followers) to join. Then you ask them support your candidacy. All of that is FREE. Votocracy then “amplifies” their actions 200-300 times by automatically sharing it with all their social network. That drives new support that’s also shared 200-300X and so on.
BEST PRACTICES CHECKLIST
Votocracy is REALLY easy to use. Use this checklist of items to be successful:
1. Complete all your information on your Votocracy candidacy page. Adding your views, website link, posting videos, etc. will help increase voter engagement.
2. Generate your Votocracy icon and link. Available in red, white or blue! Add it to your Facebook page, website and emails so it’s easy for your existing supporters and new visitors to get to your candidacy page.
3. Ask all your supporters to join Votocracy and support you. It’s FREE and all they need to do is click on a couple of clicks on Votocracy will tell their 200-300 Facebook and Twitter friends they’ve supported you providing free, viral growth.
4. Announce your Votocracy page. Send out a press release. Add it to your website, distribute via PR, by email directly to your members and candidates, do a Facebook post and Tweet about it.
5. Ask your endorsers to join Votocracy and endorse you there. Votocracy offers pages for endorsers, similar to candidate pages, that include a list of candidates they have endorsed. With a couple of clicks they can endorse you. Voters use these lists to help determine who to support and when they support you Votocracy automatically notifies their 200-300 Facebook and Twitter friends for free, viral growth.
Then on a regular, at least weekly, basis:
- Vote in the daily poll, comment on the prior day’s poll results, post it to Facebook and Tweet it. Both are one-click actions that “touch” all your supporters and their 200-300 friends.
- Post and respond to comments on your candidacy page. It’s a great way to start a dialogue and build a genuine connection.
- Remind your supporters to check on Votocracy and see how your candidates are doing. Encourage them to use virtual doorknocking to introduce their friends to your candidacy.
These best practices take only 5-10 minutes a day and allow you to build a direct and deep engagement with voters and drive support for your candidacy. And that's a big help getting elected!