Going door-to-door is the best way to reach voters because it gives them a chance to learn more about our candidate. The purpose of talking to voters is to persuade them to support our candidate and identify if they are favorable, unfavorable or undecided.
If someone has a question you can’t answer, write it on a question card and give it to the volunteer coordinator. If the registered voter was unable to come to the door but gave the information to someone else, mark them as N/A. If no one was home, leave the literature at the door and mark N/A.
Safety is most important. If walking into an unknown neighborhood, it is best to do so with a partner and switch contact information. The candidate wants to be in comfortable attire.
It is important to return the list and the Block Walking Tally Sheet to the campaign office so that the information can entered into the database.
To learn more on how to run a successful campaign, you can purchase your own jumpstart kit here.
By Molly Theobald for the alfcio2008- PA: Working American Voter ID and Persuasion
Working America Field Manager Dave Ninehouser at a Working America member’s door
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