What is canvass?

  • (noun): The mat that forms the floor of the ring in which boxers or professional wrestlers compete.
    Synonyms: canvas
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on canvass:

Canvassing and GOTV
... For example, if the goal of a canvass is to turn out voters on election day for a Democratic candidate, then knocking on Republican doors may not be a great use of time and resources ... Part of an overall field strategy may be to do a canvass focussed on identifying likely supporters who will then be approached at a later date by another canvass for ...
Philippine Presidential Election, 2010 - Results
... Congress shall canvass the votes in joint public session ... several parallel tallies, with the Congressional canvass the official tally ... national board of canvassers will base their official tally from the certificates of canvass from the provinces and cities, which were derived from the ...
Bus Project - Voter Engagement - Trick-Or-Vote
... Trick or Vote, the Halloween canvass, turned out over 800 people to volunteer for half a day in 2004, and over 500 for the mid-term election in 2006 ... A mass costume canvass to get out the vote is followed by an evening of entertainment and music, the Trick-or-Vote canvass has been replicated by other organizations from Montana to Florida ...
Disadvantages of Canvassing
... Campaigns will typically try to canvass higher density areas by foot, but lower density areas may require canvassers with cars or for the campaign to skip those areas altogether ... The standard measure of canvass target density used by campaigns is the Stoddard, or targets per acre ... Typically campaigns will try to canvass areas with a Stoddard of 10 or higher ...
Canvass (disambiguation)
... A canvass is a systematic contacting of individuals in a target group ... Canvass may also refer to Canvass White (1790-1834), engineer and inventor Canvass (business), a period of time when the seller meet the customer Canvass, a Japanese company ...

More definitions of "canvass":

  • (verb): Solicit votes from potential voters in an electoral campaign.
    Synonyms: canvas
  • (noun): An oil painting on canvas.
    Synonyms: canvas
  • (noun): Heavy closely woven fabric (used for clothing or chairs or sails or tents).
    Synonyms: canvas
  • (noun): The setting for a narrative or fictional or dramatic account.
    Synonyms: canvas
  • (verb): Get the opinions (of people) by asking specific questions.
    Synonyms: poll, canvas
  • (noun): A large piece of fabric (as canvas) by means of which wind is used to propel a sailing vessel.
    Synonyms: sail, canvas, sheet