What is a Voter Commitment Canvass?
We knock on doors of voters and ask them to commit to voting in the 2018 midterm election.
The most effective way to persuade voters is through face to face interactions. This is most often done by canvassing, or knocking on doors of voters, and asking to vote for a specific candidate or issue, but instead of focusing on issues or candidates, we are going to ask voters to make a commitment to vote in 2018 using our voter commitment postcards.
Sounds great! When do we start? Wait, we already have?
Yes. North Shore Indivisible started canvassing in October 2017. We have partnered with Indivisible Northern Lake County, and hope to partner with other Indivisible groups in the district to get our message out!
Doors Knocked by Voters Reached Commitments
NSI and Partners to vote in 2018
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Collecting voter commitment cards is a very effective way to make a tangible impact in the midterm elections. Studies show that getting voters to “commit” in advance can meaningfully increase turnout – one study showed a 3.8 percentage point effect on general election turnout! And collecting information from potential voters while we are at the doors will also help us craft effective messaging in advance of the 2018 elections.
Canvassing is over for the 2017 season, but we will be starting up again in April or May 2018, depending on the weather.