Phone banking scripts play a crucial role in political campaigns by enabling volunteers and staff to effectively convey the campaign’s message and objectives to voters.

Calling scripts help make sure we hit all the important points in each call and keep our message consistent across the campaign. Plus, they let us gather valuable info about voters’ preferences, which helps us understand what matters to them and improve our community outreach.

political phone banking scripts

Phone banking scripts do a lot for us – it help us connect with voters, build relationships, and encourage people to vote on election day. They guide callers to deliver the right message, ask relevant questions, and respond to any issues voters may have.

You can take this article as the part 2 of a political phone banking script crash course (read part 1 here) to guarantee your political race or campaigns like:

Why You Will Need Phone Banking Scripts?

A Good Phone Banking Script Has This

Here we’re not talking about your name, phone number or your campaign. You already know that and no one cares about you, they care about themselves. 

Your phone banking script will be 100 times better if you can answer this ONE answer:

“WHAT’S IN IT FOR ME?”

This means that a good phone bank should be more about the voter than you – especially when cold-calling.

How can you help or add value to this person’s life if you win? Can you help them save the issues that’s happening? If possible, mention tangible benefits they can gain if they support you.

But remember not to get bogged down on what you can do in the future, which might turn you into a “talker but no action”. Rather, ask relevant questions, and respond to any issues voters may have.

Phone Banking Script Examples

Get out of the Vote (GOTV)

Example 1:

“Hey [Voter Name], it’s [Your Name] from [Campaign Name]. Just wanted to remind you about the upcoming election and how important it is for you to vote. 

Your support for [Candidate Name] is crucial for us to win and make a real difference in our community. Will you be voting on Election Day? 

If you need any info about where or when to vote, or if you have any questions about the process, let me know. 

Your vote does matter. And thanks so much for your support!”

Example 2:

“Hi [Voter Name], it’s [Your Name] from [Campaign Name]. I wanted follow along and remind you how important this upcoming election is.

Your vote is key to helping us win and make a better future for our community. We really need your support to make this happen.

Can we count on you to vote on Election Day? If you have any questions or need info about where to vote or early voting options, just let me know – I’m happy to help.

Thanks so much for your time and support. Your voice can contribute to a better impact in this world!”

Example 3:

“Hello, [Voter Name], I’m [Your Name] from [Campaign Name]. Just a friendly reminder about the upcoming election. 

Your support for [Candidate Name] is really important. Your voice matters, and we’d love to hear it on Election Day.

Have you figured out your voting plans yet? If not, I can help you find your polling place or give you info on early voting options. Whatever you need, we’ve got you covered.

Thanks a lot for your support and dedication to our community.”

Voter persuasion

Example 1:

“Hi, I’m [Your Name] from [Candidate Name]’s campaign.

I wanted to chat with you about [Candidate Name] and their plan to [key policy or issue]. [Candidate Name] believes [brief summary of candidate’s position], which we think will really benefit our community by [the benefits].

We need someone in [office address] who will work hard to improve our community, and that’s exactly what [Candidate Name] will do. Can we count on your support to help [Candidate Name] win this election?

Thanks for your time, and don’t forget to vote on Election Day!”

Example 2:

Hi, I’m [Caller Name] from [Campaign Name].

I wanted to talk to you about [Candidate Name]’s work on [issue]. They’ve been a strong advocate for [policy or issue] and have a proven track record of [accomplishments or results].

We believe [Candidate Name] is the best person to tackle this issue, and we hope you’ll support [Candidate Name]’s campaign.

Thanks for your time and have a great day.”

Political fundraising

Example 1:

“Hello, this is [Name] with the [Candidate/Party] campaign. 

So basically, we need your help. [Candidate/Party] is focused on [insert key campaign issues or policies], and we could really use your help to make it happen.

Would you consider making a donation today? It would help us reach more voters and share [Candidate/Party]’s message.

You can make a contribution of any size through our secure online system.

Thanks a lot for your support. Every bit helps”

Example 2:

“Hi, this is [Name] with the [Candidate/Party] campaign. 

We’re pushing hard in these final weeks and every donation really counts. We’re working to get out the vote and make sure [Candidate/Party] wins this election.

Could we count on your help with a donation today? Even a small amount like $ or $ can go a long way in supporting our campaign.

Thank you for your support and for being a part of this crucial effort.”

Example 3:

“Hello, it’s [Name] calling from the [Candidate/Party] campaign.

We’re reaching out to ask for your support for [Candidate/Party] in the race for [office or election]. Our campaign is all about [key issues or policies], and your help can make a real difference.

Whether it’s [suggested donation amount] or whatever you can manage, your contribution will help us connect with more voters and get [Candidate/Party]’s message out there.

Thanks so much for considering a donation to our campaign. We truly appreciate your support and look forward to working together.”

Donor thank you

Example 1:

“Hello, this is [Name] with the [Candidate/Party] campaign. 

I wanted to take a moment to personally thank you for your recent donation to our campaign. Your support means a great deal to us, and we couldn’t do this without you. 

Your donation will help us continue spreading [Candidate/Party]’s message and connecting with voters in our community. We’re committed to making a positive impact in our community, and your contribution makes that possible. 

Once again, thank you for your support. We hope that you’ll continue to follow our campaign and stay engaged in the important work that we’re doing.”

Example 2:

“Hi, this is [Name] with the [Candidate/Party] campaign. 

I’m calling today to say thank you for your recent contribution to our campaign. Your generosity and support are greatly appreciated. 

Your donation will help us reach more voters and spread our message of [insert key campaign message or issues]. We’re committed to building a better future for our community, and your support makes that possible. 

I wanted to let you know that we’ll be hosting a volunteer training event next week, and we’d love to have you join us. It’s a great opportunity to meet other supporters and get involved in our campaign efforts. I’ll send you an email with more information. 

Thank you again for your support, and we hope to see you soon.”

Example 3:

“Hello, this is [Name] with the [Candidate/Party] campaign. 

I wanted to personally thank you for your recent donation to our campaign. Your support means a great deal to us and will make a significant impact on our efforts to [insert campaign goal]. 

We’re committed to building a strong and united community, and your contribution helps us achieve that goal. We’re also planning some exciting campaign events in the coming weeks, and we’d love to have you join us. I’ll send you an email with more information about the events. 

Once again, thank you for your support. We’re grateful to have you as a part of our campaign, and we look forward to working together to create a brighter future for our community.”

Issue identification

Example 1:

“Hi, this is [Your Name] calling from [Political Campaign]. 

We’re conducting a survey to understand the issues that are most important to voters in this election. 

What issue do you think is the most important for our community right now?”

Example 2:

“Good evening, this is [Your Name] calling from [Political Campaign]. 

We want to hear from voters like you about the issues that matter most in this election. 

Can you tell me what issue concerns you the most and why?”

Example 3:

“Hello, this is [Your Name] calling from [Political Campaign]. 

We’re conducting a survey to better understand the concerns and priorities of voters in our community. 

Would you be willing to share what issue you think is the most pressing for our area and why?”

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