Here are some basic steps for creating a quadrant which represents your community:

1. Obtain a list of voters from your local Board of Elections.
2. Obtain a list of active patrons from Millennium. (You may want patrons who are active in the last six months or the last year.)
3. Cross-reference the lists to determine how many individuals fall into the categories listed in the matrix above. [Note: Most libraries have done the cross-referencing by hand. Several have employed the help of volunteers in doing this task. The activity can be cumbersome, but the results are invaluable.]
4. Record the number of individuals who fall within each quadrant of the matrix.
5. Determine how many likely "yes" voters you have. [This is determined by totaling the number of individuals in the following categories: Voter/High Library Use and Voter/Low Library Use.]
6. Consider how you might convert additional Registed Voters/Non Library Users into supporters.

This toolkit was created on behalf of the 2005-2007 Getting to Yes (GTY) project. GTY is funded by Federal Library Services and Technology Act funds, awarded to the New York State Library by the Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services.

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