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Persuasion - ID - GOTV - Automated Calls


Phone programs are an integral part of any coordinated campaign's voter contact strategy. Powell Phones helps its clients win close elections with our proven strategies.

Voter Identification

Paid phones are the most efficient way to collect information about the views of individual voters, to segment those voters into supporters, opponents, or undecided groups, and to probe the priorities of voters who are undecided.

Based on the strategic needs of your campaign, Powell Phones will suggest the questions to be asked, draft the script, and recommend the most likely voter target groups to call.

Early Vote/Vote By Mail

Early vote programs lend themselves to geographical targeting to increase voter turnout in low propensity voting areas. A well-timed phone call can instill the urgency and importance of filling out an application or sending in a ballot.

Chase calls (closely following direct mail) will increase vote by mail participation by as much as 50% over direct mail alone.

GOTV (Get Out The Vote)

Concentrated calls on or near election day are particularly important in non-presidential years because as many as 10% of voters will otherwise forget to vote. A mix of live and automated calls works to motivate voters and inform them of where and when to vote.

On election day, we can concentrate our GOTV calls on low performing precincts or counties by moving the calling to wherever it is needed based on hourly turnout totals.


Powell Phones has the capacity to make millions of automated calls in a short period of time, making automated calls the ideal vehicle for last minute communications. We take advantage of the technology available in today's pre-recorded message programs, particularly in interactive voice recognition (IVR) calls where, as part of a call, questions can be asked and answered by someone in the targeted household.

Patch Through Phoning

Patch Through Phoning connects constituents directly with their legislator, allowing them to influence the office holder's decision on important legislation. Powell Phones will guide you through the process, help edit the script, and help you deliver the most effective message possible.

Don Powell
607 NW 22nd Avenue Portland, OR 97210
p. 503.248.9272     c. 503.805.3531

Don Powell personally helps you:

  • craft the best message possible.
  • target the correct universe to receive it.
  • make the delivery powerful and effective.


Powell Phones' clients gain the advantage of Don's 40 years of direct campaign involvement, his voter file expertise, and his 20 years of specializing in political phoning campaigns.