Research & Data Collection – Process

Once you decided you want to take action to address your issue, you’ll need to determine the best process for changing policy and whether your efforts should be focused on local, county, or state policy change or regulation. Most cities, towns, counties, and states have an official clerk’s office and some staff that can respond to your inquiry. Here are some questions to ask when you contact their office.    

Do not be surprised if you have to speak with a few different people to get all of the information you need. Remain patient and friendly because these folks are often trusted gatekeepers to the decision-makers and making a positive impression on them is a good first step for your campaign.