Canvassing, Direct Voter Contact

Creating an ActionID

Before your group members can canvass or phonebank, they’ll need to create an ActionID! This account lets them log into MiniVAN or This isn’t the same as logging into VAN itself—you need a special invitation to do that—but anyone can create an ActionID on their own just by registering online!

  1. Go to

  2. Fill out the form with an email, password, your name, and phone number. You’ll use this email and password to log in later.

  3. Click Create Account.

  4. You’ll be taken to the “Secure Your Account” page. 

  5. Follow the instructions on the page to verify your email address.

  6. Under “Enable Two-Factor Authentication” select “Ask Me Later.”

  7. Open your email and look for the email with the subject line: “Welcome to ActionID!” Open it and click on the big blue button that says “Confirm my Account”.

  8. You did it! Now remember your email and password, and use those to log in to MiniVAN and 

Extra Step For Group Leaders

Since Group Leaders have extra access to VAN itself, there’s an extra step in your login process—you have to enter your PIN. Folks who are just using MiniVAN and OpenVPB don’t have to go through this step, so don’t worry about it for your group members!


Resetting Your Password

It’s easy to reset your password with ActionID! In the login screen, just click on “Forgot Your Password,” then enter your email address. You’ll get an email with the subject “ActionID password reset request”—click on the big blue button that says Reset Password!