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GOTV
  • The Get-Out-The-Vote (GOTV) objective is to get more voters to the polls than the opposition to vote for candidates who come closest to standing for Constitutional principles of limited government, free markets, and individual freedoms. Every like-minded supporter must be reminded over and over again to vote. Candidates win or lose as a result of GOTV efforts!
  • Allocating resources, time, and volunteers wisely is the key to carrying out a successful Get-Out-The-Vote (GOTV) campaign operation
    • Late September – hold a GOTV planning session with the Precinct Core Team and volunteers
    • Early October – check with each volunteer who signed up to help with GOTV Strategy
    • At least 10 days before Election Day, review GOTV plan and assure each team member is clear about their role and time commitment. Review targeted Voter Record and assure that it is up to date with contact information and have GOTV entry columns. 
  • Call voters who received Mail-in Ballots to assure that they are returned or to influence their vote based on principles.
    • Obtain list for these voters, who requested Mail-in Ballots, from the Board of Elections
    • In some States, can request daily e-mail lists from Board of Elections of voters requesting Mail-in ballots
    • Depending on State, Mail-in ballots are sent out 45 days ahead of Election for Military and 20 days ahead for all others 
    • May need to be affiliated with party or be a candidate to obtain
    • Do not contact these voters, once they voted,  again via methods listed below
  • Before the start of the Early Voting period
    • Robo-call or phone-bank call 100% of targeted voters
    • Go door-to-door reaching roughly 75% of targeted voters
  • Within the last 72 hours prior to Election Day
    • Robo-call or phone-bank call 100% of targeted voters
    • Go door-to-door reaching roughly 75% of targeted voters
    • Be sure to focus on targeted voters  who don’t always vote (“lazy” voters)
  • On Election Day
    • 50% of targeted voters should receive calls
    • 25% of targeted voters should receive door knocks
    • Be sure to focus on targeted voters  who don’t always vote (“lazy” voters)
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