How to Master the Art with these 9 Tips for Canvassing
If you come to this page, you’ve accepted a job in canvassing, or you’ve decided to volunteer your time for an organization’s cause, or you just want to know the 9 Tips for Canvassing. Perhaps a candidate’s political views aligns itself with your own, whatever the cause, I’m glad you’ve chosen to fight the good fight. Some of you may think, ‘Canvassing is all about dropping literature’ on the doors of voters and constituents. While this may be true, there’s a little more “grassroots” in the duty of canvassing, but it’s all pretty straightforward. Down below I’ve created the top 9 tips I believe will transform you into a skilled canvasser, the first few will get you started with the basics, but you will come to understand how following these tips will make for a better canvassing experience.
A backpack is necessary, not just for literature, pens, notebooks, and snacks, but it will surely lighten your load.Some campaigns disagree with bringing a backpack onto the turf. I can see why Field Officers or Campaign Managers think that backpacks are distracting to voters because someone might assume that the canvasser is not really a canvasser—but a theif, in the neighborhood stuffing Amazon packages in—you know what I mean!
Don’t tote a briefcase, purse, a backpack with strings, or a shopping bag. An old hiking backpack is the most preferable. Why shouldn’t you bring all the others? After an hour of walking, not only will you see the hindrance of toting such bags, you’ll feel the discomfort in your hands, shoulders, and in your back!