Today was training session #2 for Election Day volunteers, and our E-Day guru Corey was leading the night. So that means the rest of us got to leave at a reasonable hour tonight. The best line of the campaign so far?
“This is what 7:15 p.m. looks like? It looks like 10:00 p.m. That’s disappointing.”
– Jeff Kovalik-Plouffe, Campaign Manager
Full disclosure: I’ve never really been involved in GOTV efforts (don’t know what GOTV stands for? See yesterday’s post). But this campaign, I’ve been tasked with being the deputy GOTV person. One thing to know about politics, there is always something to learn. This is one of the things I love the most; I’m always expanding my skills.
Like I said yesterday, the efforts towards GOTV are all about getting your people out to vote. So every campaign, regardless of political stripe, will literally do anything to make sure that their supporters can vote. Does someone need childcare while they go vote? We’ll do that. Does someone need a ride? We’ll take them. Does someone need a call from the candidate before voting? We’ll arrange that. The irony of people thinking that their vote doesn’t count, is that their vote counts even more.
Did you know that Winnipeg South Centre had the highest turnout of advance voters in Manitoba? I think that speaks volume of the efforts Jim has put into getting to know the constituents of his riding, and the volunteers that have committed hundreds and thousands of hours over the past 2 years. It’s truly amazing to be part of this movement; and I can’t wait to see the results on October 19.