This response is used when voters don’t answer the door or phone. Also, this response is used generally when you cannot reach the voter, but the situation doesn’t fall in any of the responses below.
This response is only used when three things are true: 1) You know you are talking to the voter you want to contact, 2) the voter knows who you are and why you are calling and 3) the voter clearly tells you to go away or stop calling.
The voter being called is no longer alive.
The voter on the list has moved from the address listed. This is usually used mostly during canvassing.
The voter being called asks to be called back.
The phone number gives you a busy number.
You left a message. Only leave messages when the script calls for it.
The person who answered the phone, who owns the number, is not the person being called.
The phone number being called is disconnected.
When canvassing, the door is inaccessible due to a gate, dog, or other obstruction.
The voter’s primary language is Spanish. This is used mainly when the conversation could not happen because of a language barrier.
The voter’s primary language is one that is not English or Spanish. This is used mainly when the conversation could not happen because of a language barrier.