• 7 Questions on GOTV with Political Scientist Donald Green

    Oct 14, 2019 by Elena Veatch

    GOTV Questions

    Donald Green Shares the Latest Insights on Building Effective GOTV Programs 

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  • GOTV: The ABCs of Get Out The Vote

    Nov 07, 2016 by Ben Holse

    abcs of GOTV

    It's time for our favorite acronym, GOTV- Get Out the Vote

    As Election Day, Absentee and Early Vote rounds the corner, it becomes increasingly important to reach out to potential voters and Get Out the Vote. GOTV is an essential part of any campaign strategy and can make the difference between winning and losing on and before Election Day. 

    Get Out the Vote can mean different things to different types of political campaigns, as well as people.

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  • GOTV & Voter Turnout? Get Out The Vote-Defined

    Nov 02, 2016 by The Campaign Workshop

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    GOTV, What is Get Out The Vote? A quick explanation of voter turnout.

    GOTV (gee-oh-tee-vee) stands for Get Out The Vote and is used to describe a political field strategy for a candidate or organization ensuring that voters who are most likely to vote for your campaign actually do so. It sounds simple, but there can be many hurdles for good voter turnout, and remember: your opponent is doing the same thing.

    Know the rules: State and Local Laws.

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  • GOTV: What To Do With Your Leaners

    Nov 01, 2016 by Ben Holse

    Get Out The Vote Tips

    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: 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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  • Tips for Your Election Day Stress Test

    Oct 10, 2013 by Ben Holse

    Election Day stress test

    Election Day: Don't Stress, Just Test!

    Before Election Day it’s important that you have a chance to test your campaign’s ground operation. After all, even the best-laid plans can go awry. Testing ensures that your organization can maintain its composure under pressure and gives you an opportunity to iron out any snags before the big day. The best way to test your operation is by creating an Election Day stress test that simulates your operation on the big day.

    In order for a stress test to be effective, you will need to treat it as if it were actually Election Day. Thus, like E-Day, it will require a lot of prep work to pull off. You should schedule your stress test approximately 3 weeks before Election Day and fire up your volunteers for their trial run a few weeks before. Try to schedule roughly the same number of volunteer shifts for the stress test that you plan to have on Election Day. Be sure all the volunteer leaders you will use are trained, present, and ready. Also, if you plan to use outside areas as phone banks or staging locations on Election Day, ask to use them during the stress test as well.

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