GOTV Plan: 15 Get Out the Vote Myths Busted

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

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

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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

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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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How to Write the Perfect GOTV Phone Script

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The Ins and Outs of Writing a GOTV Phone Script

A phone script can have a lot of different purposes. Today we focus on the GOTV phone script.  Here are the basic questions to ask to make sure your GOTV phones stand out:

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GOTV Tactics for Advocacy

GOTV Tactics for Advocacy

Using GOTV Techniques for Advocacy and Organizing

Advocacy campaigns get inspired by GOTV.  Get Out The Vote, has come a long way. A good GOTV program can give a political campaign a big lift and those tactics are now being used for advocacy. you can read more about GOTV techniques here and here. GOTV techniques have transcended their former use as “valued election tools”, and are now the core component of modern GOTV Tactics. They are being turned into engagement plans and are being used in advocacy, nonprofit organizing, and the corporate world. 

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GOTV: What Do You Need for Get Out The Vote?

GOTV- here is what you need for get out the vote

GOTV is Your Friend (With Benefits)

GOTV matters. Campaigns require long hours, uncomfortable conversations about money and immense dedication from the candidate, staffers and volunteers.  After all the time and money you pour into a campaign (not to mention your sanity), it’s important to finish strong with a robust GOTV program.  Here are a few things to think about for Get Out The Vote as you plan your last push to the finish line:

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