2019 Bronze Pollie
Best GOTV for a Ballot Initiative
2019 Gold Pollie
Best Field Program for a Ballot Initiative
Blitz Canvassing has become the preeminent, center-right door-to-door voter contact firm in the United States. In the last 4 election cycles, the firm has run large-scale signature collection, persuasion and GOTV programs with powerful effects across the country.
In addition to working major signature collection programs in Indiana, Arkansas, Nevada, Michigan and Maine, Blitz Canvassing currently holds the record for most signatures collected for a ballot initiative in Colorado.
Blitz is the primary pipeline work for a number of smaller signature companies around the country. We pride ourselves on our company infrastructure, which is ready to deploy and land with 48-hours’ notice. Bottom line: when Blitz has budget and petitions, we will be in the field collecting signatures at scale. We are well positioned to meet aggressive deadlines.
In 2018, Blitz Canvassing deployed several teams across the country that knocked on 1 million doors from August to Election Day. More impressively, combined the teams were knocking on 20,000 doors a day at one point.
Although the quantity of doors is a driving force of any door program, the quality of the door knock is what Blitz prides itself on. Each Blitz canvassing projects guarantees a 20% contact rate. Analysis on the multiple projects Blitz Canvassing worked on in 2018 showed that among the targeted universes, if a voter had a conversation with a Blitz Canvasser, they were 5.9% more likely to turn out in comparison to the rest of the targeted universe.
We also pride ourselves on accountability. Often times canvassing can be a moving target within a larger political operation. As a campaign deploys canvassers into the field it can get increasingly more difficult to manage and monitor canvassers. Blitz canvassing employs full time managers who exclusively work on project accountability. Managers monitor on a continual basis software outputs like GPS tracking, time between doors, turf management and follow up knocks to targeted households. We also conduct in-person randomized field checks on our team on a daily basis to help maintain quality.
Blitz Canvassing has a robust background check process before hiring potential contractors. We check a national database of over 400 million criminal records and require a multi-year background check prior to being onboarded.
With headquarters in Colorado, the Blitz Canvassing team has unique experience with statewide ballot initiatives having carried at least one statewide petition in four of the last five years.
Because of the active nature of the Colorado ballot initiative process we have been able to build lasting infrastructure. Our team has successfully qualified over 8 statewide ballot initiatives and 11 candidate ballot qualification petitions. On top of this, we have coordinated parallel volunteer efforts that have produced more than 75,000 volunteer signatures for some of the campaigns we have managed. Our volunteer management involves real-time validation and status reports to keep our clients up to date and on target.
We are structured to either run your entire collection effort or supplement your effort with smaller strike teams to help you reach your overall signature goal. Either way, Blitz Canvassing is eager to help you place your question on the ballot.