VAN aka Votebuilder aka the Voter Activation Network is a national online database administered by the
DNC and maintained at the state level by the voter file manager. We work directly with the South
Carolina State Board of Elections and third-party vendors to update VAN several times per year with the
latest voter registration and voter contact information. VAN enables your campaign to effectively target
voters, manage volunteer events, and store the data your campaign needs to get out the vote.
To get access to VAN please contact our Voter File Manager Ann Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org
Democratic campaigns from the municipal level to the federal level, labor unions, and progressive strategy firms can pay the South Carolina State Dems for access to Votebuilder.
Once the leasing fee is paid, access is granted until the end of the year.
Good news! The voter file manager will provide online trainings throughout the year and is available for individual coaching sessions. NGP VAN also has several online resources available to help you get started.
Once you have logged into VAN, you will also see a Help Wiki link located on the right side of the webpage. There are several topics covered with links to pdf files and training videos.