Types of Calls
The goal of a Voter ID is to identify the opinions of voters. Any project where a question is asked and a response is recorded would be considered a Voter ID. Common questions asked include who is a voter supporting in an election or do they support a particular piece of legislation. This type of project can be as simple as a single question or it can be a 60 question survey.
GOTV stands for Get Out the Vote. These types of projects are designed to increase voter turnout during an election. The scripts for these projects will typically include a reminder to the voter that there is an election coming up on a particular date, the voting hours and voting location. GOTV projects never have captured responses. Once the message is delivered the call is done.
A GOTV plan project serves a similar purpose to a GOTV with one addition. Once the initial get out the vote script has been delivered a series of follow up questions are asked. Questions can include asking the voter what time of day they plan to vote, do they need a ride or do they know where their nearest voting location is. These projects are designed to help the voter plan out their voting experience.
Patch projects contact local constituents and transfer the call to a target’s office so that the voter can either support or oppose a particular agenda. A target is a recipient of a concentrated phone campaign in which callers are transferred to the target to leave a message.