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Candidate Signup Guide: Curious about creating a profile? Here’s how…

I get it, signing up for a new product or service can be a little nerve-racking. You might be thinking, “I’ve never heard of PoliticalBank… am I agreeing to terms I’ll regret? Will they sell my contact information to spammers?” Of course not… but, I understand if you’re still skeptical.

So, here’s the deal: Create an account, build your profile page, and see what you think. It’s free. At anytime if you regret your decision, contact me directly at Adam@PoliticalBank.com, and I will do whatever is necessary to make it right.

Collectively, our team has more than 150 years of political experience. We know the pain points for candidates and voters. Our goal is simple, we built PoliticalBank.com to provide a start-to-finish solution for ALL stakeholders by delivering clarity and ease in politics – all in one place.

Give it a shot. See how by reviewing our Candidate Signup Guide. (Credit goes to the new guy, Jake, for creating this guide. Let us know what you think about it!)




We’re Hiring!

As PoliticalBank.com continues to grow and execute its strategic vision, talent acquisition is essential. Please email Adam@PoliticalBank.com if you’re interested in being interviewed or considered for the following positions:

  • CTO
  • Director of Sales
  • Director of Strategic Marketing

Job descriptions are available upon request.

-Adam




Want More Information?

PoliticalBank.com is a nonpartisan website builder, policy portal, donation platform, and voting tool designed to help candidates connect with voters and win elections. The political process is antiquated and inefficient and relies on newspapers, pundits, smoke-filled rooms, and checkbooks. We offer a modern-day solution.

How It Works
In less than 10 minutes, candidates can have a sleek, customized campaign webpage capable of accepting donations and conveying positions on everything from ISIS to the potholes on Main Street. We offer a convenient solution for candidates to start building name ID and launch their campaign online.

For voters, we are a way to find politicians by keyword, name, demographic, location, or by “exploring issues” to discover those with whom they align ideologically.

Cost to Users
Voters and candidates pay nothing to create an account. Voters can suggest issues to candidates, support candidates’ positions, and subscribe to receive updates from various campaigns. Candidates can set up online donations through our seamlessly integrated platform, powered by Stripe, at a rate of 5.4% per transaction.

Special interest groups, associations, and candidates may “sponsor content” on PoliticalBank’s blog, “The Bank Teller,” starting at $2500. Content must advocate for a specific cause or ideological position.

The Use Case
Every two years, 1.1 million candidates and elected officials run for or hold elected office in the United States. Additionally, 78 other countries (and 3.3 billion people) also use democratic forms of government.

Having launched in the fall of 2015, with an eye on 2016, PoliticalBank.com is poised to become an ecosystem for all categories of political stakeholders by 2019. The 2020 Presidential cycle will be the first year all 90 million Millennials will be of voting age – a bloc that will comprise 40% of the electorate and who will naturally seek an online arena to engage politically.

Leadership
Adam H. Berry, Co-Founder / Market Development & Sales. Adam has more than eleven years of policy and political leadership experience. Most recently, he was a policy director and attorney in the Indiana Governor’s Office, where he concentrated on small business economic development policy and acted as liaison with more than 20 state agencies and the General Assembly. Adam’s political experience ranges from stuffing envelopes to managing campaigns.

Frank T. Short, Co-Founder / Business Development. Frank, a Democrat, has more than thirty years of political experience as former City-County Councilor and, currently, the elected Washington Township (Indy) Trustee. He is the founder of Indianapolis based government services firm Short Strategy Group.

Advisory Board. PoliticalBank’s bipartisan “Political Advisory Board” includes DNC Committeeman & Labor leader David A. Frye (D), former RNC Chief of Staff and Romney Convention Chair Anne F. Hathaway (R), RNC Committeeman John R. Hammond III (R), and (Fmr.) Obama State Chair Kipper V. Tew (D). All have extensive political leadership experience and will facilitate national company growth. Charlie Brandt, Managing Director of KSM Consulting, is PoliticalBank’s Principal Business Advisor.

For even more information, check-out our “About” page.

For a sample profile, check out our mock-up of 2016 Presidential Candidate Francis Underwood.

Email Adam Berry with additional questions or concerns: Adam.Berry@PoliticalBank.com




Centaur Gaming – Still Racing Ahead

Hoosiers across the state of Indiana are reaping the benefits of Centaur Gaming’s economic impact, and Centaur continues to race ahead for Indiana.

Between the two race track casinos alone, Centaur has invested more than $1 billion into their host regions in the form of payroll, regional purchases, and local government payments. In total, Centaur has infused more than $2.2 billion into Indiana’s economy since 2008.

Visit Centaur

Where to find us!

At year-end 2016, Centaur’s two race-track casinos had welcomed more than 46.5 million visits and employed more than 2,000 team members who have earned more than $543 million in combined salaries, wages, benefits and tips since the casino openings and maintain continual involvement in various community-related endeavors, primarily through volunteerism and service on local boards and organizations.

 

Centaur is a staunch corporate citizen earning them both national and area level recognition for continued excellence from numerous casino, racing, and service-industry publications and organizations. There are more than 40 Centaur team members volunteering on over 60 Boards and Organizations with a combined total of over 278 years of service.

Not only is Centaur’s commitment to Indiana’s welfare upheld by their corporate citizenship and direct economic benefits such as employment and tourism, but they are also passionately committed to the horse racing industry and growing the industry further in Indiana. It is no surprise that horse lovers and those who are passionate about racing have a bad taste in their mouth caused by the relationship between gaming and racing. However, Centaur is a game-changing example. With two of their most highest-ranking executives being [Jim Brown and Rod Ratcliff] both fans of racing, Centaur is fully committed to every aspect of ensuring the integrity of the horse racing industry.

In 2017, Centaur is pursuing even more opportunities to enhance its impact on Indiana’s horse racing community. They have already partnered with Purdue University on the Centaur Equine Specialty Hospital and matched funds to raise more than $18,000 for racing retirement foundations.

The Centaur Equine Specialty Hospital offers the most advanced diagnostic equipment including an Equine 4DDI diagnostic imaging system, which is only the third of its kind in the world and the first in the Midwest. Just imagine the horsemen that will be utilizing this facility! Indiana horsemen will remain in Indiana and outsiders will travel to the state to take advantage of this state of the art equipment and veterinarian services.

A lot of credit for the growth and recent national success of Indiana’s horse racing industry goes to Centaur’s unique partnerships with Indiana’s breed organizations, the Indiana Racing Commission, horsemen and horsewomen from across Indiana, as well as Indiana’s lawmakers.

There is no doubt that Centaur Gaming has been and will continue to be a beacon of opportunity for Hoosiers and those in the region seeking entertainment, state of the art equine facilities and equipment, horse racing, tourism, gaming, business, employment and more.




.VOTE domain – Frequently Asked Questions

PoliticalBank is excited to provide a .VOTE domain name for you, in partnership with the .VOTE registry. We registered your .VOTE domain name on your behalf, and it is exclusively yours for free for one year

screenshot-2016-10-03-17-06-23During the first year, the domain name is locked and directs to your PoliticalBank profile website. You can opt to claim your domain name at any time by simply transferring it to your own 101domain account, and take full control over it – i.e. if you would like to renew and keep it for longer than the year, or to point it to a different website. To do this, access your My Domain Name page in your PoliticalBank dashboard, and click the Claim Your Custom Email Address button to claim your domain name.

Along with your custom domain name, PoliticalBank provides a free web-based email account where you can send and receive email using your custom domain name. When you have transferred your domain to your own 101domain account using the Claim Your Custom Email Address button under My Domain Name in your dashboard, you will be able to create your free, custom .VOTE email address.

How do I set up my .VOTE email address? 

101domain-instructionsAfter you click the Claim Your Custom Email Address from the My Domain Name page in your dashboard to go claim your domain, and the domain is in your own 101domain, you can login to claim your email address:

1. Login at 101domain.com
2. 
Click the “Hosting” tab
3. In the list of Purchased Website and Email Services, click “Email Service – 1 box”
4. Click the link for “Create New Email Box”
5. In the popup, put in the name you want in the “Enter email name” field. Create your own password, repeat it, ignore the “Email forwarding” field, and press the big yellow “Create” button. Note: Passwords must have 8 characters, at least one capital alpha, numeric, and a special character.

After seeing the confirmation message that it was successfully created, the email box will be listed, and you can click the email icon to login to your email client to send and receive emails. In the future you can always login directly into your email client by going to https://login.mailspot.info and logging in with the email address and password that you created.

What happens to my domain after the first year?

Your .VOTE domain name is free for the first year. Well in advance of the anniversary, we will send you several reminder emails so you can optionally pay the normal retail price to renew the domain name, and transfer it to your own control. To do this, go to My Domain Name in your candidate dashboard.

If you do not renew the domain name, it will be deleted. You may be able to register it from any accredited domain name registrar at a later time, if it is still available. Your PoliticalBank candidate website will continue to be accessible, using the extended PoliticalBank URL for your site (e.g. www.politicalbank.com/find-candidates/your-name)

How do I point my domain to a different website?

You can optionally transfer it to your own control and point the domain to a different website. To do this, go to My Domain Name in your candidate dashboard.

How do I get my own data in the Whois record for my domain name?

During the first year, the domain name and its Whois record is locked and directs to your PoliticalBank candidate website. You can opt to unlock your domain name at any time and transfer it to your own 101domain account, to take full control over it. To do this, go to My Domain Name in your candidate dashboard.

How can I add more email addresses with my custom domain name?

Your free .VOTE domain name comes with one free email mailbox using your custom domain. In order to create additional email addresses, you must first unlock your domain name. You can then pay the normal retail price for additional email mailboxes.