Help us Get Out the Vote and increase turnout!
The problem: Registered Democrats outnumber registered Republicans in Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland. Yet in 2014 we elected a Republican Governor and County Executive and Delegate McMillan finished ahead of Speaker Busch by 195 votes. In 2013 a Republican won City Hall by just 59 votes while 773 accessible Democrats who voted in 2009 stayed home.
The solution: A long-term, micro-targeted Get Out the Vote plan.
Our goal: To increase voter turnout in three high Democratic, low preforming Annapolis precincts in the 2016, 2017, and 2018 primary and general elections. Each precinct is within the 3rd Congressional District, state legislative District 30A, County Council District 6, in three City wards. We will talk to the 1,894 inactive Democrats in these three precincts six times over the next three years - before the 2016, 2017, and 2018 primary and general elections - and hope to increase voter turnout in the first year by 10 percent.
Our results thus far: 253 more people cast ballots in the 2016 presidential primary than in past elections in the three precincts we canvassed!