GOTV

GOTV

About the Course

Welcome to NDTC’s updated Get Out the Vote (GOTV) course! You’ve already put in the hard work to identify your supporters. Now, because we don’t take anything for granted, this course will cover some of the best practices for making sure those supporters actually show up to the polls! In this course, you will learn the best practices for Get Out the Vote (GOTV), or making sure your supporters that you’ve spent all election cycle identifying actually show up to the polls! Specifically, you will identify the voters your campaign will contact during GOTV and determine when and how your campaign will contact these voters to encourage them to vote.

When to Take This Course

Take this course 4-8 weeks before Election Day to ensure you have time to capitalize on any advance voting methods your state allows. If Election Day is a little closer than that, though, this course is still time well spent helping you prep to Get Out the Vote.

Take Aways

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify advance voting options for your election
  • Identify the voters your campaign will contact during GOTV
  • Determine when and how your campaign will contact voters to encourage them to vote
  • Decide how to make the most of your volunteers during GOTV

By the end of this course, you will have these resources for your campaign:

  • Worksheet: “Your GOTV Universe”
  • Early Voting and Absentee Voting Handout
  • Daily Goals Worksheet – GOTV
  • Annotate GOTV Script
  • Phone Scripts for:
    • ID’d Supporters and Base Voters
    • Early Voters

Sign up and enroll in this course to begin!

Course Instructor

Kelly Dietrich Kelly Dietrich Instructor

Kelly is the Founder and CEO of the National Democratic Training Committee. He has worked on dozens of campaigns at every level across the country. Kelly's specialty is in new campaign creation, candidate and staff training, and fundraising. In addition to working for 18+ years in Democratic politics, he teaches a class on political campaigns at DePaul University in Chicago, where he lives with his family and dog, a large hungry blue Weimaraner named Jack Bauer. Kelly started his career in 1998 with Rep. Dennis Moore in KS-03. He's an avid basketball and poker player, though never at the same time. His wife would point out that at no time in this biography was he described as "good" at either hobby. That was a conscious decision.