One of the most important ways to get the vote out is canvassing. For those who don’t know, canvassing is going door to door to persuade people to vote for your candidate but, oftentimes, it can be quite vexing and require a lot of paper. However, NGP VAN has recently released a video showing how you can perform canvassing while not using any paper at all. Katie Crowell is the community manager at NGP VAN and, in the video, she shows users how to use their new app to perform paperless canvassing. She mentions that canvassing typically requires a lot paper, countless hours of data entry and lacks the accountability necessary to be an efficient and effective system. However, the whole landscape of canvassing is now changing thanks to the two newest apps by NGP VAN known as Minivan and Minivan Manager.
These new apps are integrated with Van and enable you to organize your list of constituents. You can then send this list to any smartphone, which will provide you with a virtual map of every house on your route so you know exactly where to go and who to speak with. The app even provides you with a script of what to say and enables you to record people’s responses on the app so you don’t have to worry about losing your valuable information. The app even provides up to the minute updates such as the number of doors knocked on and the total number of canvassers.
It also provides you with the number of constituents your canvassers have contacted and which houses you went to. Thanks to this new app, NGP VAN is making it easier and more efficient than ever to effectively canvass your local neighborhoods and get out the vote to your local area. To find out more or to schedule a consultation with one of the staffers at NGP VAN, you can go to ngpvan.com/minivan. So next time you use the app and are able to effectively perform all the canvassing you’ve set out to accomplish, you can thank NGP VAN for these efficient new apps.