Editing an Added Person

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What happens when you’ve added someone to Reach, and you realize that you’ve made a mistake? Maybe you spelled their last name wrong, or you forgot to enter their address.

Not to worry – you can edit the Name and Address fields of anyone you have personally added to Reach.

First, search for the person who you need to correct or find them in your History on the My Reach Tab, and tap into their profile (if you spelled their name wrong, be sure to search based on your original spelling!). Then, tap the Action Menu icon in the top right corner to display the Action Menu at the bottom of the screen.

If you’re the one who added the person you’re viewing, or if you’re an admin, you will see the Edit Name and Edit Address options in your Action Menu.

Action Menu for Reach app, with the following options in order: Mark as contacted, Add to my network, Edit Name, and Edit Address

Note about who you can edit

Admins and Owners can edit the name and address of anyone added by a user into Reach. Users and Verified Users can only edit the name and address of people they have personally added. They are unable to edit a person added by someone else.

Nobody is able to edit any people imported in bulk. Data added through an initial upload is often official voter data and allowing edits to it would allow people to create conflicts with the actual legal voter file. If someone tells you that their voter information is incorrect, they’ll have to fix that with their own state Board of Elections.

Edit Name

Tap Edit Name in the Action Menu. This will bring up a new screen that allows you to update: Prefix, First Name, Middle Name, Last Name, Suffix, and Preferred Name.

Tapping on Prefix or Suffix will let you choose from a list of common options.

When you’re done editing, tap Save in the top right corner to make sure all of your hard work is locked in!

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Edit Address

Tap Edit Address in the Action Menu. This will bring up a new screen that allows you to update: Street Address, Unit/Apartment, City, State, and Zip Code.

As you start to type a street address, you’ll get a little help from Google Auto-complete to make it as easy as possible to get the correct address in there.

When you’re done editing, tap Save in the top right corner to make sure all of your hard work is locked in!

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