So we are looking at CiviCRM to help run my campaign. We have been using votebuilder which is very good but it has some drawbacks as well. one of the big drawbacks is that you can not see people outside of your district.
So i have downloaded the files for all of the voters in PA. I have some questions
Have other people loaded these types of files into Civi before and if so a. How do you keep track of things like if the person is a dem or rep or other b. How do you keep track of the times in which they have voted c. How do you keep track of the multiple districts that they live in d. How can you search on all of the above so that you can find all of one party who has voted in the primary and general of x year and is in District Y
I saw a note back in 2014 that they were working on the ability to "cut turf" does anyone know if that was completed, and if so do I need to download anything else
If you can cut turf is it done visually? So on a map and i can draw on the map to cut the turf? if so is there a demo somewhere
Is there a way to print by street (or turf) odd and even street numbers?
If you can not cut turf, is there a way to create a list of people then go out and meet with those people, then somehow pull the same list up and quickly enter data?
If you do go out and lets assume you are giving out pampletts, where would you store the information like ... not home..took pamplet...agreed to have lawn sign..agreed to volunteer..so that we keep track of that as part of a date related item..so when we run for office again we can look back see who did it last time and then capture if they will do it again this time
Becuase the campaign has a limited life, can this be hosted on a shared server at godaddy or hostgator or something that is inexpensive. I need to keep the costs down but I never want to lose the data
thanks for your help. Mark