Knock knocking on voters ’ doors

For those who haven’t door knocked or phone canvassed before, the idea might well fill you with doubts about being able to answer and deal with the questions or arguments a voter on their own doorstep or on the end of a phone might put to you. So how can we make make the experience as painless as possible? Some of the ideas below are obvious, but they are all sure-fire winners, based on experience. And remember that the first time you turn up to help canvass, you will get some training and an opportunity to buddy up with a more experienced canvasser until you get the hang of things. Information is key The central goal is to find out how the people you are talking to are going to vote.  You need to know the names of all the voters in the house and ask to speak to them all. This is not as hard as it sounds – after you’ve spoken to Terry, you can ask if June is around. Make sure you record their voting intention and any useful comments they have: for instance, if they’re thinking of voting Labour, but would like some more information about the party’s position on a second referendum. Be safe out there You will never be expected to canvas on your own: typical canvass groups will include three to six volunteers. One – the person said to be ‘running the board’ – will be carrying all the data, the route map, spare posters and leaflets etc. They’ll decide who goes where, one property at a time. Collect the data and then...
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