Take along a child when block-walking. More doors will be opened. If you don't have young children of your own, adopt a child for the block-walking from one of your neighbors. It will be an excellent civics lesson for the young children.
Use identifying name tags, buttons, or t-shirts. Should be
provided by organization. Bring umbrellas or plastic covers, in case needed due
Take off sunglasses
before speaking to anyone.
Step back from door after ringing bell so less threatening
to apprehensive homeowner
Work off script and
communication style works best. Canvassers should use own speaking style
Canvassers should only answer questions which focus on why
canvasser personally supports the campaign, unless canvasser is quite
knowledgeable. Otherwise have voter call “headquarters”. Confine
conversation to Constitutional Principles of limited government, free markets,
and individual freedoms.
Focus on the future.
Discuss where we are versus where we would like to be.
Be succinct and a
Be pleasant and
Get the voter’s
contact information – phone numbers & e-mail.
Admit if you don’t
have an answer to a question and promise to get the information and call again.
Paves the way for a second call.
flyer and contact information for precinct leaders
Refer any media/
press inquiries to the Precinct Coordinator
Give updated Voter
Records back to the Precinct Database Manager
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