• How can campaigns call cell phones for GOTV?

    Oct 18, 2018 by Joe Fuld

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    Marty Stone answers 7 questions on calling cell phones for GOTV

    For the longest time you could not call cell phones in an efficient way but now Stones Phones has some exciting new technology to make it easier to call cell phones using volunteers or paid phone banks. We asked Marty Stone 7 questions on calling cell phones for GOTV. He answered our questions here:

    How can campaigns call cell phones for GOTV?

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  • Why you need a digital GOTV plan

    Oct 15, 2018

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    A Good Digital GOTV Plan is a Must for Today’s Campaigns

    A good digital GOTV plan, is not your father’s get out the vote effort. It used to be that GOTV was driven by walk lists, yard signs, door hangers, coffee and doughnuts. But as folks start to focus more on digital GOTV, having an actual plan to push turnout digitally is a must in our interconnected world. You still need the doughnuts and door hangers, but digital will add a layer of outreach that you did not have before.

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  • 7 GOTV Questions with Pandora

    Oct 11, 2018 by Shelley Rees

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    How you should incorporate Pandora digital radio into your GOTV strategy

    As Election Day approaches, it's important to get to work on your GOTV strategy. This week, we interviewed some folks from Pandora Radio - a music streaming service - about how political campaigns can integrate digital radio to improve their 'get out the vote' strategies. 

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  • Social Pressure: Not Just for Big GOTV Campaigns Anymore

    Nov 06, 2016 by The Campaign Workshop

    Social Pressure Not Just for Big GOTV Campaigns

    Size Doesn't Matter with Social Pressure for GOTV!

    Friend and mentor to The Campaign Workshop, Hal Malchow, wrote for Campaigns and Elections about applying social pressure GOTV tactics in smaller campaigns.  Malchow reviews the history and science behind using social pressure as a tactic in GOTV, as well as current best practices. Here’s a quick summary:

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  • GOTV: What To Do With Your Leaners

    Nov 01, 2016 by Ben Holse

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    A GOTV Question for the Ages – What to Do With Your "2s"?

    ID-ing your supporters is an important part of any field campaign especially for GOTV. There are a variety of ways for Voter ID to help Get Out The Vote. One common method of voter ID using a 1-6 scale to measure each individual’s support score, with 1 being a solid supporter, 3 undecided, 5 firmly opposed, and a 6 not home.

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  • GOTV Plan: 15 Get Out the Vote Myths Busted

    Oct 10, 2016 by Joe Fuld

    GOTV Planning: Let's Bust Some Myths!

    Get Out The Vote and a good Get Out The Vote plan (GOTV Plan) is something we as a firm, spend hours talking about. There is lots of  lore, superstition, mythology, and bad ideas around get out the vote.

    There is no cable show dedicated to busting myths about political tactics, but if there was, GOTV myths would surely be a hot topic.  Over the years, there have been a lot of notions about Get Out The Vote programs that I believe are wrong. Here is my attempt to dispel these get out the vote myths and show it as a cornerstone in the foundation of any campaign plan.

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  • Get Out the Vote with Social Media: Digital GOTV

    Oct 06, 2016 by Shelley Rees

    How to Use Social Media for Get Out the Vote

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  • GOTV Plan: Get Out the Vote (GOTV) Best Practices

    Sep 15, 2016 by The Campaign Workshop

    GOTV Plan: Let President Obama Show You How Get out the Vote Is Done

    As Election Day approaches, I thought it would be a good idea to share some best practices for your GOTV Plan-  Get Out The Vote Plan. These are tried and true GOTV tactics —we know they work.

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  • GOTV Resources Guide

    Sep 08, 2016 by Joe Fuld

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    Our Favorite GOTV Resources

    Looking for Get Out the Vote/ GOTV resources? As we get deep into Get Out The Vote season, you may be up late at night looking for phone scripts or a 1-800 number on voter protection. Have no fear we are here to help. Here are all of our favorite get out the vote/ GOTV resources all in one place. Also be sure to read our other GOTV blog posts for tips as well as our GOTV infographics. 

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  • How and When to Use a Voter ID Program

    Mar 28, 2016 by Ben Holse

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    Voter ID: How and When to Include a Voter ID Program

    For the majority of campaigns, having a strong voter ID program will be vastly important. That’s because in many small and local elections, the election will really be won or lost by less than 1,000 votes. So making sure you are talking to exactly the right people is absolutely essential.

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  • Get Out The Vote Calls Explained

    Mar 17, 2016 by The Campaign Workshop

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    How to Make Get out the Vote Calls a Success

    We talk a lot on our blog about the importance of GOTV. But what are some concrete, tried and true Get Out The Vote tactics that work? One is making GOTV calls to identified supporters.

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  • Running for Office? Revisit "Ready, Set, Go!"

    Mar 14, 2016 by Joe Fuld

    Running for Office

    The Campaign E-Book Candidates Running for Office Needs To Read!

    Running for office or working on a campaign? Six months ago, we released our fifth e-book “Ready, Set, Go! Jumpstart Your Political Campaign.” As candidates all across the country are beginning their campaigns, we wanted to reintroduce you to some of the e-book highlights. 

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