from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. someone who goes through a region soliciting votes in an election, or conducting a public opinion poll
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who canvasses.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who solicits votes, mercantile orders, etc.
- n. One who examines the returns of votes cast for a public officer; a scrutineer.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. someone who examines votes at an election
- n. a petitioner who solicits contributions or trade or votes
- n. a person who takes or counts votes
- n. someone who conducts surveys of public opinion
Any canvasser is free to add other Dems 'literature when they doorbell, but they'll have to find non-endorsed lit on their own.
Sounds like the 'phone canvasser is doing unknowns and potential squeezes and would therefore only expect a smallish proportion of new Labour iDs.
It was the kind of manner that he might have shown to a titled canvasser just before an election.
One of Salmond's favourite anecdotes is how his dad switched to SNP, appalled by the rudeness of a Labour canvasser who called them Scottish Nose Pickers.
My mother, as well as an ogress, was a Nevada book-canvasser.
As point of comparison [this may be embarrassing to someone, but I'm sorry: the story is too funny], a certain fellow canvasser while I in the office, Brad W., once found himself at the door with Courtney Taylor-Taylor of the Dandy Warhols [whom Brad instantly recognized], who came to the door with an irritated: "Uh . . . you interrupted my nap!"
And since I'm considered a "veteran" canvasser by this point — I've been with the office almost a year — and since I had a good night and met my fundraising quota for the week by Wednesday, no less, I figure, why not go ahead and tell Trent.
In the meantime, she has slightly thrown away a chance to make a telling reference, not this time to Groundhog Day, but to that other great little driver and political canvasser Travis Bickle.
And to make that canvassing easier, the committee provides a multimedia tool for the canvasser that allows them to answer voter questions with video and detailed bullet points should the sell be needed.
For all the publicity about some ACORN canvasser registering somebody in Florida who called himself "Mickey Mouse," Mickey Mouse didn't vote and couldn't vote.