We have an election coming up. It's off-season for elections, with none of the biggest offices being contested, but there are important local offices being contested.
And since I'm registered with a party, and since I vote in pretty much all the elections, I'm on the target lists for my party. Over the weekend, I had a visit from a door to door person (canvasser?), encouraging me to vote on Tuesday and offering me information about the party's candidates. I was glad to see her, and we had a nice chat.
This evening, one of the candidates was going door to door. I was happy to meet him, and I have to say, it still blows me away that candidates walk door to door and talk to people in the community. It's not something I can imagine from the larger cities and suburbs I've lived in. (He also had voter information about some of the other candidates, all of whom, I gather, are mutually supportive.)
I guess in off-seasons elections, especially in a smaller community, getting out a few more voters can make a big difference.