Candidate FAQ

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Check out the frequently asked questions below. Not finding the answer you seek? Contact us!


What should I say in my Overview video?
Tell the voters about yourself and what you plan to accomplish as an elected politician. Look directly into the camera and connect with them. Keep it raw, open and honest. And remember, you only have 60 seconds so be sure to stay on target.

Click here to view video guidelines including suggested talking points, and watch this great example overview video by our fictitious candidate “Tommy Terrace” of Springfield, USA.

What should I say in my Issue video?
Tell the voters about how you will address the issue in an impactful and fulfilling way. Look directly into the camera and connect with them. Keep it raw, open and honest. And remember, you only have 30 seconds so be sure to stay on target.

Watch this great example issue video by our fictitious candidate “Tommy Terrace” of Springfield, USA.

What should your friends say in their Endorsement video?
Your endorsers should tell voters what makes you the best candidate for the job. They should look directly into the camera and connect with the voters. Have them keep it raw, open and honest. And remember, they only have 30 seconds so they should be sure to stay on target.

Watch this great endorsement video by Rev. Enoch Fuzz who endorsed Bill Shick during the 2015 Nashville, TN city election.

How do I record my videos?
You can record your videos using most any modern video recording device, including smartphones and tablets. Most of them have very good video recording capabilities. Get comfortable. Relax. The viewers will more easily connect with you. Be sure to record the video in a relatively quiet space so we can hear you. And be sure to record the video in landscape mode, not vertical. Click here to understand why.

What will you do with my videos?
Once you’ve recorded your video and we receive it, we’ll produce it and put it on our website, including on your personal 1 Minute Candidate profile page. What do candidate profile pages look like? We’re glad you asked! See the examples below. Click the images to enlarge them.

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How long does it take to post my videos?
We guarantee videos will be produced and posted on our website within 24 hours. That being said, most videos are produced and posted within an hour or two. Once your video(s) are posted, we’ll email you to confirm they are live and ready for public viewing.

How do I pay for my videos?
Payment is made during the candidate registration process. Click here to get started.

Do you offer refunds / order cancellations?
You can cancel your order and receive a 100% refund if the following conditions are met:

  • The video(s) purchased in your order has not been added to your personal 1 Minute Candidate profile page.

Once the video(s) from your order have been produced and added to your personal 1 Minute Candidate profile page, we can no longer offer a refund for your order.

If you would like to cancel your order, please send an email to sales@1minutecandidate.co and request an order cancellation. Be sure to include your order number. We’ll confirm the cancellation request by sending an email to the email address used when placing the order.

The refund for your canceled order will be sent to the same account (Paypal or Credit Card) from which payment was received.