I was just reading this blog over at DailyKos about how the Republicans handled CA-50, and it occurred to me that there are a few things WE could learn from this and do for Kissell.
I know there is a push here in Orange County to develop sister precincts and do something besides raise money (two days until Kissell/Anglico houseparty). Perhaps one thing we could do is man the polling stations and come up with names of people who haven't yet voted, then the locals can do the face-to-faces or phone calls.
At the polling stations, the SD Repub Party had a poll monitor who would periodically consult the precinct voter list and call any Repubs in the neighborhood who hadn't voted and encourage them to get out and vote...we Dems had nothing similar.
Rather than tie up the locals with the paperwork (I know SD would be wonderful at this based on her FEC digging), we could do that stuff and they could be knocking on fellow Dems doors saying "Agnes, why haven't you voted yet!"
If anyone thinks this is a good idea, please pass it along to the Kissell campaign and have them contact other counties for help (Orange County for one).
Also, another idea that we haven't taken advantage of is absentee ballots. Anyone know the ins and outs of this? Can locals knock on doors and say "Here you go. Why not vote now and get it out of the way?"
Third idea. As far as poll watching goes, the diary makes the point that early voting in Texas suffers from Democratic votes being cast out because poll watching is less strict. What machines are most likely to cause trouble? Are there places where we need to be more vigilant on election day? Places where we need to be less? Here is a link to the types of machines for each county.