The Oxfordshire Green Party, like all political parties, needs to keep track of its voters and volunteers. Who might vote for us? Who wants to hear from us? Who would like to help us win?
We take the council registers of electors and update them with what we find out about voters, so when it comes to election day we can go around reminding our supporters to vote.
We collect data on new members and volunteers so we can welcome them, invite them to action days, and tell them about things we are doing.
We rely on volunteers to enter, manage and analyse this data. Can you help?
Some data comes on paper, such as canvassing records of who has said they will vote for or against the Green Party, or who bothered to vote last time (the marked register). Could you spend an hour or two typing in data.
Some data is in an electronic form, but not organised the way we need, such as monthly updates of new members or new voters. Could you write or run programs to convert and upload that data?
Over time, people's contact details change, so we need to continually check and update our data. Could you spend a little time each week managing data in your area?
Some data needs to be presented in a different way for particular users, as in reports and social media posts. Could you prepare infographics to make the data understandable?
Last but not least, we need to analyse data on results and our activities to learn how we can improve our campaigns. Are you a data analyst?