What to know about
Here is everything you need to know about knocking doors and volunteering at voter precincts. Sign up early to ensure you receive a campaign t-shirt! As a VBEA-endorsed candidate, Erika is excited to work with educators to “get out the vote” for November!
Get Out The Vote
We need help distributing literature throughout District 9. If you can spare just a couple hours, it will have a big impact in the number of people we can reach. We’re sharing Erika’s campaign with a targeted list of voters and reminding them to create a plan to vote, whether it’s at an early voting location or on election day. Several hundred residents in D9 have a new voting precinct this year, so we need to make sure they know!
The most effective way to help is by delivering campaign literature to voters’ doorsteps, working from a list of voters we want to target.
What You’ll Do
- Meet at a central location to receive a “walk list” of targeted addresses and a packet of campaign literature.
- Walk in your designated District 9 neighborhood, delivering campaign literature to peoples’ doors (no need to knock or interact with voters if you’d prefer not to).
- Each packet is about 30-40 addresses in a neighborhood, which may take an hour or two. (If you’re unable to complete your list, it’s no big deal–we’re grateful for all the help we can get!)
- You can keep track of your list from a printout or a convenient mobile app called MiniVAN. (We can help you install the app.)
- If you interact with anyone who would like a yard sign, or who would like to volunteer, make a note and we’ll sign them up!
- If you encounter anyone who would like to have a follow-up conversation with Erika, they can reach out via social media or the website.
- Don’t forget to let us know your t-shirt size!
- Feel free to share this info with a friend, and we’ll get them set up as well!
What You’ll Receive
- A stylish campaign t-shirt (tell us your size on the volunteer form)
- A list of 40-60 address (via a printout and a digital list on the MiniVAN app)
- Overwhelming pride in being part of the political process
- A decent workout (get those steps in!)
What You’ll Need
- Comfy shoes
- A fully-charged mobile phone with the MiniVAN app installed (sign in/create an account beforehand)
- A positive attitude and a love for democracy
Dos and Don’ts
- Don’t knock or ring the bell if you don’t want to. Drop the lit and move on!
- Don’t step on people’s grass if you can help it
- Don’t worry if a home is inaccessible (gated community, dog in the yard, etc.). Make a note of the address and move on.
- Don’t touch the mailbox–literature must be left at the door. Roll it and stuff it in the handle, or use a rubber band to secure it to the doorknob (please don’t slide it in the door jamb).
- Do remind voters that their precinct may have changed, and they should scan the QR code to verify (or vote early and avoid the hassel)
- Do make a note if anyone wants a yard sign
- Do feel free to bring a friend
- Do let us know if your time with the campaign is part of a volunteer requirement with your school or another organization
Early Voting Volunteer
Hand out Erika’s literature at early voting locations from now through November 5! You’ll receive a free t-shirt, and the satisfaction of knowing you helped your community.