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Calculate How Many Votes You Need To Win Your Election

Emma Corbett
Marketing
5 min read

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Vote goal calculator

Having an idea of how many votes you need to secure at the polls is a great advantage when it comes to planning your field and community engagement strategies for an upcoming political campaign. It will help decide how many doors you need to knock and help you when laying out targets for your volunteers.

So what maths must we do to understand how many votes we need to get elected?

We use a simple formula that we call the Vote Calculator to help us determine how many votes will be necessary to see someone win an election.

vote-calculator

You need to understand the following stats to help you get the total:

  • Electorate size : 12000
  • Turnout percentage: Around the 65% mark

Once you have gathered these figures, you can begin to make a rough estimation. We can deduce that 7800 people voted on average in the last 3 election (65% of the 12000 electorate).
To win an election you need 50% of the votes cast plus 1.

That is 3901 votes according to our example above.

This will help in your initial grassroots organizing plans and your GOTV operations close to election day.

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What’s a Rich Text element?

The rich text element allows you to create and format headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, images, and video all in one place instead of having to add and format them individually. Just double-click and easily create content.

Static and dynamic content editing

A rich text element can be used with static or dynamic content. For static content, just drop it into any page and begin editing. For dynamic content, add a rich text field to any collection and then connect a rich text element to that field in the settings panel. Voila!

How to customize formatting for each rich text

Headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, figures, images, and figure captions can all be styled after a class is added to the rich text element using the "When inside of" nested selector system.

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