How can I get access to VAN?
The Maryland Democratic Party maintains an online voter file, the Maryland VAN (Voter Activation Network), to empower campaigns and activists with the tools they need to Turn Maryland Blue. The VAN is an online database that allows us to organize information about voters and volunteers to ensure we’re targeting the right voters and turning them out to vote. It makes campaigns more efficient and effective and allows campaigns and activists to track their projects and successes.
This powerful database allows Democrats to ensure that our communities are registered to vote and allows us to encourage everyone to make it to the ballot box—no matter where you live in Maryland.
We invest hundreds of thousands of dollars to make sure this data is current, and we are always adding more information with the help of our Maryland and national partners. Voter data from every county in the state is in the VAN, like voter registration information and vote history as far back as 2006, including Primary and General Elections. It is supplemented with run-off elections, special elections, and constitutional elections.
Access to the voter file is free for Democratic Party leaders and is provided at a small cost to candidates for office who run as Democrats.
Campaigns, county parties, and Democratic clubs and organizations.
The Maryland Democratic Party offers online and in-person trainings on VAN. After receiving access please reach out to [email protected].