Neighbor to Neighbor is a project of the League of Women Voters of Maine designed to increase voter engagement and participation by canvassing neighborhoods with low voter participation. This is a volunteer-based project: a neighbor talking to a neighbor. It is non-partisan. We partner with local property owners/managers, community leaders, and non-profit organizations to foster a collaborative process.
The project consists of knocking on doors and talking to residents about elections, voting, and other forms of civic engagement. Residents will be offered the opportunity to register to vote if they haven’t already. For those residents who prefer to vote absentee, our canvassers will explain the absentee ballot request process. We have and can provide election brochures translated into five languages (Arabic, English, French, Somali, and Spanish).
Volunteers are asked to participate in a canvassing training prior to engaging voters. First-time volunteers will be matched with experienced canvassers on their first voter engagement shift. The shifts are two-four hours each, and volunteers are encouraged to pick more than one shift on each drive.
Want to volunteer?
This fall, we're canvassing in low-participation areas across Maine. Sign-up events coming soon!