Every candidate needs to block walk. How much time and how much area to cover depends on the size of the territory and the number of opponents. If you are running in a small district, it may be practical to walk to every voting households at least once. Some candidates manage to visit each voting household twice! But if you are running in a race that covers a large area with a high turnout, you can get the most mileage out of your block walking by walking in the precincts with higher voter turnout and that are more likely to side with you politically more than your opponents.
People are impressed when candidates come to their door. It shows you are earnest, hard working, determined, and that you have a passion for the job. And they will likely tell other people that you visited them and what kind of impression you gave.
The Campaign In A Box Training Manual and DVD has block walking scripts and checklists to help ensure your block walking will be a success. You will find tips to keep track of new supporters to remind them when voting starts.
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