Yesterday, I was canvassing for Barack Obama in Wausau, Wisconsin when an elderly man brought this flyer into the office.
canvassing volunteers have been helping by going door to door and texting in for those without cell phone capacity.
Thousands of union workers are canvassing door-to-door, calling voters and campaigning against the candidate online.
They make their own ads, run their own canvassing efforts, and have even started recruiting their own candidates.
“Tracting,” the LDS term for canvassing for converts, seems like utter hell.
He received a smart lecture from Beauchamp, and began to think he had enough of canvassing.
These happy days of canvassing, and this freedom of election, could not last for ever.
I was passing the office of the opposition editor late at night after canvassing for votes all day.
There were meetings, and more meetings, and letter writing, and canvassing of voters.
The personnel of the canvassing force has also undergone a change.
c.1500, from alternative spelling of canvas (n.) and probably meaning, originally, "to toss or sift in a canvas sheet," hence "to shake out, examine carefully" (1520s); "to solicit votes" (1550s). The spelling with a double -s- dates from 16c. Cf. Old French canabasser "to examine carefully," literally "to sift through canvas." Related: Canvassed; canvassing. As a noun related to this, attested from c.1600.