Urban Hiking (Canvassing) 1:30:00  2.0 mi (45:00 / mi) +40m 42:22 / mi
finally got out to the 45th LD for some get-out-the-vote canvassing. pretty quiet at the campaign office - after getting a quick training, got sent out on my own to a neighborhood in kirkland. my canvassing assignment was 62 doors/94 people.
felt a bit clumsy at first, but got the hang of it and it was actually kind of fun (in an easy-orienteering way) to cross-reference the map and the address sheets they gave me. most doors knocked weren't answered, so i left flyers. the few people i did get to talk to had a bit of canvass fatigue - it seemed that neighborhood had been pretty well-hit leading up to tomorrow's election. (that's what you get for living in an important swing district for this election!! :D) reactions ranged from being grumpy and annoyed to thanking me for being out there to get the word out. happily, most people had already voted and several confirmed that they had voted for my candidate.
i did catch one guy just getting home from work who seemed to not be aware there was an election happening or know who i was canvassing for. he accepted the flyer and said he did have his ballot inside, so hopefully that is one person i was able to reach and actually get to vote?
thanks to sun setting at 4:43p (?!??!!) i was only able to get to 33 doors before it was pretty dark and i didn't feel comfortable wandering around on my own anymore. at least i got to more than half of my assignment!