If you're uncomfortable with the idea of knocking on doors and talking to strangers — you're in good company. Almost everyone is intimidated in the beginning.
But people try it, get over their fear, and get GOOD at canvassing!
Here are some tips:
1 Be yourself.
3 If you don't know, say so.
4 Stay positive.
★ Canvasses have different purposes: gathering information, acquiring volunteers, persuading, informing, etc. ASK your team leaders what the purpose of each canvass is.
Learn more about doing Persuasive Canvassing. →
is to connect with the voter at a
genuine, personal and human level.1
1. Hitchhiker's Guide to Persuasion Canvassing in Virginia, James D. Shelton, September 2017.