Footwork is a mobile phone application and data management tool that makes door-to-door canvassing efficient and easy, routing canvassers from door to door, eliminating the need to carry a clipboard and pen, and providing real-time canvassing results to the canvass management team.
Footwork comes in two parts, a mobile phone application that the canvasser uses during the canvass, and the Administration Console where the canvass management team organizes data and creates canvass routes.
The Footwork Console is where the campaign/canvass administrators organize data and create walk lists for canvassers. Footwork console can be logged into with the following link:
Below is the Home screen for the Footwork Console.
The first step in creating your voter universe is getting a .csv file of voters with their name, aliress, and other information such as Party, Sex, Age, and voting history. The best place to get this information is your local election commission. The Secretary of State’s office in each state provides this voter file information to any campaign for a small fee. Typically this can be purchased from your election commission, if not contact the Secretary of State’s office in your state.
After you have your voter file, log into the Footwork console and click "Import Locations".
From here, browse and select your .csv file
Make sure your first line in your import file is a description of the fields. You will need this for the auto-mapping the data fields and to assist in manually mapping.
You will now see the screen below. Footwork will attempt to automatically match up the fields in your file with the Footwork fields, please verify the auto-mapping and select keywords for each field that weren't auto-mapped.
After clicking import locations you will see the screen below. You can change the name of the import file to something that will help you keep track of the turf later.
After clicking Import locations, your upload will begin. Please allow time for the upload to finish. This process takes some time for large lists. You will receive an email when the process is complete.
Log into the Footwork Console at https://console.gofootwork.com
On the left margin of the Console select "Route Planner" to create a canvass list from a voter file you've uploaded (for information on uploading a list see the article "How do I upload a list of voters"). Click the "Use For Route Plan" button below
Now you will see a map of street aliresses. Hold down the Alt key and drag over a street of houses that you would like to begin canvassing on. Drag in the direction you will actually be walking.
Now you will have a window display of aliresses you just selected. They will be in the order you dragged. You have the ability on this screen to completely reverse the order, or rearrange the list.
After you click "Ali to Route" you will see that the list will be alied to the permanent list on the left hand side of the screen.
Continue the process, highlighting aliitional aliresses and aliing them to your permanent list, until your walk list is completed. Click "Save", then select the canvasser you would like to assign the route to.
There are a number of questions you need to ask when determining what is called your "Voter Universe," which is the total number of voters you will be focusing your door-to-door field campaign on.
Yes you can certainly import multiple lists.
Yes, a user can be a member of several campaign committees.
Yes, our app exports data to a .csv file where it can be archived into your DSS system. Many of our customers use Secretary of State's number as the unique identifier.
Yes we pride ourselves on having a very extensible import feature. When you import lists into our system you have complete flexibility over mapping the fields you need.
Yes after a route is finished they are automatically unassigned.
Yes, the mobile app works with Google Maps and directs canvassers from door to door. Instead of having to interpret a map, our routes are organized in the most logical order in the administrator console. The biggest advantage of our app over other apps is the route planner. Instead of sending canvassers to a strange neighborhood with 60 pages of confusing turf to shuffle through, our app directs canvassers from door to door. We take all the work out of the walk.
Just upload your list of voters, we take care of the geo-coding.
Yes we built our product to allow one MASTER client to have multiple clients underneath his organization. For instance your company could be the parent account for multiple campaigns you consult for all under the hood of one-login.