31st Street Swing Left

Tips for effective Canvassing

Motivating sporadic or undecided lean-Dem voters and "Character" voters.

1 Be yourself

2 Understand how to make initial contact

3 Understand different voter types

4 Listen

5 Elicit what matters most to the voter

6 Connect the voter to your candidate

7 Help persuaded voters plan how they'll voter

8 Get Commitment


Additional resources

1. Hitchhiker's Guide to Persuasion Canvassing in Virginia, James D. Shelton, September 2017.

2. Canvassing 101, NovaGrassroots.org, 2017.