Online GOTV Resources: Time to Get Out The Vote

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Colin Delany Founder and chief editor, Epolitics.com

Posted on November 5th 2012

Online GOTV Resources: Time to Get Out The Vote

Hard to believe, but election day is less than a week away, and across the country, campaigns and outside groups are running a full-on GOTV blitz. Let’s give ‘em some help — below is a short list of useful online resources for getting out the vote, from templates for field canvassing plans to mobile apps for voter protection. You can’t use the internet to bus people to the polls, but you CAN use digital tools to get people to the bus on time.

BTW, the e.politics email inbox is burdened these days with vendors hawking robocalls, text messages and other last-minute money-sinks; do any of these actually work? I’m also going to be curious to see the results of late-cycle, tightly targeted online ads for persuasion and GOTV, which are running here and there. Hopefully we’ll get some good case studies after the election — I’m happy to run ‘em here.

Got more? Leave them as comments below and I’ll them to the list.

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colindelany

Colin Delany

Founder and chief editor, Epolitics.com

Colin Delany is founder and chief editor of Epolitics.com, a site that focuses on the tools and tactics of Internet politics and online political advocacy. Epolitics.com received the Golden Dot Award as “Best Blog – National Politics” at the 2007 Politics Online Conference, and Delany was a part of DC Fox affiliate WTTG-25′s live coverage of the 2008 presidential election results. Delany also wrote the e-books Learning from Obama: Lessons for Online Communicators in 2009 and Beyond, How Candidates Can Use the Internet to Win in 2010, and Online Politics 101: The Tools and Tactics of Online Political Advocacy, together downloaded from Epolitics.com over 60,000 times.
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