Political Data offers a variety of products designed for a specific type of use to maximize ease of use and effectiveness. Unfortunately, they rarely have multi-purpose usability. Please read about our products carefully to ensure you are using the best product that reflects your needs. If you are not sure about which products to purchase after reading this page, please contact a PDI targeting consultant.
All of our products are sent electronically via email or ftp except for printed lists. Printable lists for door- to-door or phone canvassing can be sent electronically and then printed on site. This expedites shipping time and offers savings in printing and shipping charges.
The PDI online software program is a web-based software platform with tools designed to help political campaigns and organizations of all sizes manage their voter, donor, volunteer, and membership data for election strategy, communications, and analysis. The PDI can be accessed by any desktop, laptop, or tablet computer with a decent internet connection. The system is connected to our robust voter database to provide real time data updates.
PDI mail files are designed specifically for direct mail use. We group all individuals in a household together to avoid sending multiple pieces of mail to the same house. Each mail file record includes fields for name, address, and house salutation. Other mail file layouts are designed for mail ballot applications or one piece per voter.
Phone and Walk sheets are designed to be printed from pdf file. The lists can be printed and shipped by PDI for an additional fee. Walk list are grouped and sorted for canvassing door-to-door. Phone lists are grouped and sorted phone canvassing. Lists can be customized with response codes, surveys. You can also show sub-universes in bold print, check marks, or 3 character codes
Our phone files are primarily designed to be used by professional telemarketing firms. Our standard format groups voters with the same phone number into a single record to avoid calling the same house multiple times. We do, however, have a phone file layout with one voter per record. We also have an auto dial layout specifically designed for “robo calls”.
Political Data polling samples can be a random nthing or stratification.can be created usingsampling, and can be formatted into clusters or a stratified samples. These techniques are used to ensure an accurate representation of the desired voters in a district. Sample orders include a statistical sample count sheet to help pollsters retain the integrity of their surveys.
Clients only need to provide the sample geography, demographic universe, number of desired interviews, and the pull method.
Contacting voters by email can be an effective alternative to traditional methods such as mail and phone. We began collecting email lists in 2003 and have email addresses for over a third of voters on our voter file. Many of our clients have successfully used our email sending platform for voter contact, fundraising, signature gathering, and member communications.
The most exciting addition to the services provided by Political Data is GIS mapping. We believe mapping offers new and unique alternatives to target and analyze voters. Mapping allows campaigns to target voters based on their geographic location, without the limitations of registrar-defined areas. We also have the most complete collection of precinct boundary maps to help your campaign organize its efforts around the precincts that make up your district.
PDI offers file matching services for matching members of trade, professional, and volunteer organizations to our statewide voter file. We can identify members by legislative district and append such information to your database. Our matches are very accurate and can usually be completed in a few days or less.
Political Data sells excellent quality pen wand style barcode scanners for $100.00 plus tax and shipping. These durable pen wand scanners are recommended over the gun style because they are easier to use given the natural scanning motion and more precise given the limited space between bar codes on walk and phone lists. Set up takes less than 60 seconds. Just plug the wand into any USB port on your computer and you will be ready to scan any Code 39 barcode.