canvassing canvassing  /ˈkæn və sɪŋ/


  • (n) persuasion of voters in a political campaign



  1. Just two hours after a near riot outside the counting room, the Miami-Dade canvassing board voted to shut down the count.
  2. Reportedly lost 20 pounds while canvassing for her first seat in public office during her 1985 campaign to join the Rio Hondo Community College Board of Trustees.
  3. Instead, their fate still will be in the hands of the Minnesota canvassing board.


  1. Times Past: Getting in the spirit

    In the files of the Works Progress Administration from the 1930s, researchers canvassing some of DeSoto County's oldest citizens gleaned histories of some of the earliest religious customs of the area.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: DeSoto Times-Tribune

  2. MSCI’s Slow-Motion China A-Shares Plan

    It’s not a question of ‘if’ China A-shares make it into the MSCI Emerging Markets Index, it’s a big ‘when.’MSCI’s plan to possibly include Chinese A-shares canvassing mainland compani...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Snyder signs bills to consolidate boards

    LANSING — Gov. Rick Snyder Tuesday signed a three-bill package to streamline the election process by transferring the role and responsibilities of local canvassing boards to the county level.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Argus-Press

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  1. Mr. Dion told how he learned while he was making up his mind that "it became very clear that in the door-to-door in canvassing, my colleagues, my friends [were] told, 'We don't like your leader.'
    on Oct 21, 2008 By: Stephane Dion Source: National Post

  2. "Now we see this inexperienced treasurer, this insensitive treasurer, now canvassing or proposing or leaving open the possibility - he's so vague it's hard to know what he means most of the time," Mr Turnbull said. "But he's certainly leaving...
    on May 2, 2008 By: Malcolm Turnbull Source: Myall Coast Nota

  3. "What we are kicking off this weekend is what we are claiming is the biggest grass-roots canvass, this early, in presidential campaign history," said Obama. "We have people canvassing from New York to San Diego, all across the country."
    on Jun 9, 2007 By: Barack Obama Source: Washington Post

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