The absentee flood is here.
When the polls open on Election Day, 40 percent will have voted already. This is the new reality in this age of no-fault-absentee and early voting. (In the 2016 Florida primary, 65 percent voted early or absentee.)
When you power your candidacy with the Filpac system you can ...
1. Reach quickly those who’ve requested or have been mailed an absentee ballot by auto-importing the lists provided by the state or county election board.
2. Remove from the active voter file those who’ve turned in their ballots or have voted early, using the same auto-import process. This allows you to focus on the shrinking universe of voters who haven't yet voted or requested an absentee ballot.
How can you not afford to do this?
If you're in a close race, you must run a successful absentee campaign. Or lose.
Do the math: Sure, you can probably keep up with the increasing daily pace of ballot requests and manage to reach most of them, but how are you going to remove from your walking, mail-merge and phone lists those who have voted? Do you really have the resources to waste in the final weeks on those who have taken themselves out of the game?
We think you should do it our way. For a lower price than you'll find anywhere else we can install today your own copy of the Filpac system, pre-loaded with the voter file (or GOP Data Center file) for your county or district. (You can choose from the county, Secretary of State, or GOP Data Center file). We’ll overlay any electronic information you’re currently using, such as Excel spreadsheets AND we’ll guarantee that you’ll be able to import the daily absentee postings from your local board of elections (assuming they distribute something in an import-friendly format; most do, but you'll need to check).
You’ll have save thousands in postage expense and volunteer time that you’d otherwise be wasting on those who’ve already voted. And you’ll give yourself the best chance of contacting everyone before they fill out their ballots. In areas where absentee data isn’t available electronically, our unique lookup-click-save method will enable your volunteers to very quickly record the absentee requests and returns.
Elections are won with the smart application of limited resources.
With the smart application of your Filpac system, you'll be generating increased focus on those still in play, rather than wasting your resources smilin' and dialin' to thousands who've taken themselves out of the game by voting early.
Some notes on the process: Absentee-request lists usually are emailed to candidates at the same time each day. The Filpac application that imports the list(s), and then turned out in labels, card-mailings or a local mail-house vendor who's agreed to get the packages into the mail that same day. All in a few minutes! The key is to deliver your mailers on the same day the voter receives his/her absentee ballot.