The Indiana Democratic Party maintains an online voter file to help Democratic campaigns and activists do the work to win up and down the ballot. VAN, sometimes called Votebuilder, NGP VAN, or just the Voter File, has the tools and information needed to run data-driven campaigns. On this page, you will find information on accessing VAN and trainings to help you understand the program.
If you are a campaign who is requesting VAN access for the first time, please fill out the VAN intake form and we will reach out to you with follow-up materials to create your committee on VAN.
***This form is ONLY for campaigns requesting initial VAN access. Individual users requesting access must go through their designated committee administrators to request access.
If you are experiencing technical difficulties with the use of VAN, please submit a support request to our data team, including as much detail and images as possible here:
For Log-in specific questions, please use the following document to troubleshoot: Log-In Issues Decision Tree
If you would like to request an in-person VAN training from the state party, please reach out to Indiana Democratic Party Data Director, Megan McCullough, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upcoming in-person VAN Trainings:
None currently scheduled
The VANual is a manual that covers a wide range of tools in functions in the VAN. The most up-to-date version of the VANual is available below. Please contact Data Director, Megan McCullough, at email@example.com for the password to the PDF.
VAN Training Videos
This section includes pre-recorded videos on a variety of topics related to using VAN. Please contact Megan McCullough at firstname.lastname@example.org for a password to view these videos. Following each section of videos, you can also use the accompanying “Skills Checklist” document to make sure you have learned all you should from those videos and complete the challenges in the document to test your new skills.
Video – Introduction to VAN [13:46]
Building Blocks of Voter Contact
Video – Creating Activist Codes [12:10]
Video – Creating Scripts [10:53]
Skills Checklist – Building Blocks of Voter Contact
Previously Recorded VAN Webinars
Don’t see a topic listed that you need? Let us know! Email Megan at email@example.com.