FIRST: Know, if possible, the name of the person on whom you
are calling. The name may be obtained from County records, the neighbors, or
name plate on mailbox.
WHEN TO CALL: Call from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., or between
1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Evening from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Do notcall when people will be eating. You know your area the best so conduct your
canvass when time is most convenient for the voter.
WHERE TO CONDUCT CALL:Conduct interview at door. Do notgo in. This only causes delay.
HOW TO BEGIN:
Introduce yourself. Say: "My name is _________. I am representing the
If you feel the person is a dedicated Democrat, leave without comment, but
on a note of friendliness. Do notget drawn into a
debate or argument.
If you feel the person is a Republican or a favorableIndependent,
proceed as follows:
HOW TO PROCEED – ASK:
May I ask you a few quick questions?
Would you mind answering if you are a Republican or Independent?
May I have your name in full?
Are you registered to vote? (If the answer is "no", tell them
how to register.)
Are there others of voting age living in your home? May I have their
names? (Be sure if Miss, Mrs. or Mr.)
Are there any persons in your household who will turn 18 soon, or within
the next year or two?
OTHER QUESTIONS TO ASK:
Will anyone in the family need an absentee ballot?
Will anyone need transportation on Election Day?
Will anyone need a baby-sitter?
KNOW THE ANSWERS TO THESE
QUESTIONS THAT MAY BE ASKED:
(This should be reviewed with the volunteers before they go door-to-door).
Where do I vote?
What election precinct am I in?
When is the Primary? Can an Independent vote then?
When is the General? Can anyone vote?
What does your Party stand for?
Are there any Republican Clubs around here? How do I join?
What can I do to help the Party?
Where do I get bumper stickers, buttons and campaign literature?
Who's in charge of the Party members in the election precinct you're
Who is the County Chairman and Vice Chairman?
How do I find out if I am registered to vote?
How do I register to vote?
Where do I register to vote?
Be brief, and be a good listener.
Be friendly - this person is a friend, regardless of party.
Have all the answers, if possible. If you cannot answer a question, admit
it; but promise to get the information and call again. You will have paved
the way for a second call.
Leave an appropriate piece of literature.
You .should confine yourself to Party principles and administration.
Be sure to indicate that the Republican precinct organization is at the
service of each voter.