|In this chapter|
|Identifying Your Voters: Voter ID|
|Canvassing for Voter ID|
|Voter ID by Phone|
|Last-Minute Efforts to Persuade Voters|
|Avoid Untargeted Activities|
|The Absentee Ballot and Early Vote|
While canvassing is about activating people who you think will vote for your cause, a GOTV effort is about activating voters who you know will vote for your cause. Finding out how they intend to vote is called "voter ID." Getting them out to vote on election day is called "getting-out-the-vote" or "GOTV."
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|1.||To ID voters while canvassing, you must ask every household you canvass how voters will vote and mark it on walking lists. These lists can be bought from a voter ID service, such as a voter contact service, or from the county elections office.|
|2.||To ID voters by phone, call people in favorable precincts that are inclined to vote for your candidate and simply ask.|
Whether you ID a voter by canvass or phone, the campaign must keep track of how each person intends to vote (supportive, somewhat supportive, undecided, somewhat opposed, opposed) and get a current phone number for election night. If your lists come with phone numbers, great. If not, set up a clerical team to fill in the blanks. Don't forget to check the Internet as a possible resource for phone numbers.