Adding New People to Reach
What if you search Reach for someone you’ve met, but you can’t find them in the database? No problem – just add them right from the app!
The first step to adding someone new is always searching. We want to make sure you’ve actually looked for the person first to help minimize duplicate people, so search as you normally would, even if you don’t expect to find the person. On the Search Results screen, whether you get many results or no results at all, you’ll also see a “+” button. Tap that button, and you’re ready to add a new person!
The “Add Someone New” Screen
When you arrive at the “Add someone new” screen, any name or location that you entered into your original search will be pre-filled here to save you time.
Simply work your way down the form, adding whatever information you can about the person you’ve met. Addresses will be auto-completed based on Google Places so you can quickly pick the correct address and fill all those fields (except unit number) at once.
The only field that is actually required is name, but your campaign will surely appreciate all the information you can possible gather. The more you can find out, the more valuable this contact will be to the campaign.
The “Tags” section of this screen is where you can add tags to the person to help identify who they are and how they relate to your campaign. Read more about tags here.
The list of tags is determined by your campaign admins, so if you wish there was a tag that you don’t see, get in touch with your contact at the campaign and ask them to add it.
All of your normal survey questions will appear on this screen just like they would on any voter profile.
Trust but Verify
When you’ve entered all the data you can, click “Add” in the top right corner. You will now see a confirmation screen. This is your chance to make sure you got everything right and didn’t fit-finger the person’s email address. We suggest even showing this screen to the person you’ve met and asking them to confirm. When you’re satisfied, click “Confirm” and the deed will be done.
You’ve just added someone to Reach! You will see them in your History for today and they will count in your rankings. They will also now be visible in all searches by you and other users on your campaign. Since they didn’t pop up in Search, they probably aren’t registered to vote, so you’ll be prompted to help them start that process next! Learn more about voter registration in Reach here.