GOTV door knocking – Hampton (3/6/16)


I participated in an Americans for Prosperity GOTV door knocking campaign in Hampton for a special election for state representative.

Special elections occur when a seat is vacated in between elections. They are typically very low turnout, and are therefore relatively easy to impact. Activists knock on doors of registered voters who have shown to be pro-liberty in the past and encourage them to go out and vote. This allows us to influence an election in the direction of liberty without throwing support behind a specific candidate or party, which may let us down and compromise their principles in time.

I was joined by Kate Noble and AFP field director Sarah Scott. The neighborhoods were considerably better than those we reached the day before, so we had more opportunities to converse with voters. Yard signs littered the neighborhood, not just for candidates but also for spending and tax increases that will be voted on this coming Tuesday. We reached 117 doors over the course of the afternoon.