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Using MiniVAN

Download the instructions on MiniVAN
1. Download the free miniVAN app:

a. If you are using an Apple device (iPhone or iPad) go to www.lpc.ca/minivan

b. If you are using an Android device go to https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.voteractivationnetwork.minivan&hl=en

2. You have the option to log in with your Liberalist username and password or your ActionID.2015-03-13_1549

A. To log in with your Liberalist username and password, select the option Log In without ActionID.The URL is the same web address that you use to log into Liberalist. (e.g. my.liberalist.ca). Log into MiniVan using your Liberalist username and password.

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B. If you have an ActionID, you can Log In with ActionID. To set up your ActionID, click on Create Your ActionID and follow the instructions on this page: http://liberalist.liberal.ca/setting-action-id-login/. Log in with the email address and password you used to set it up.

Iphone with ActionID

3. Select your database: My Voters or Shared Contacts.  This depends who you are reaching out to and which side of Liberalist the list was created.  Generally, your list can be found on My Voters.  If you have questions, confirm with your canvass administrator.

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Choose a database

4.  Choose the list that has been assigned to you or enter the list number provided by your organizer.

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Note: If you log in with your ActionID, you can only access a MiniVAN list with a list number.

5. Download the list onto your device.

          Note: This permits you to do the identification without requiring access to WiFi or your cellular data. Instead you can just upload the list once you have finished your canvass and returned to an area with Wifi.

6. You will be brought to your list.

Your list will be sorted by address initially.  You will see various elements on this screen.

a) The Apartment icon: Shows you how many apartments there are at that address.

b) The people figures: Will show you how many people live in the household if there are over 5.

c)Circle icon: Indicates how many people live in that household.  If there are more than 6 people in one household the total number of residents will appear in an oval shape.

2015-02-11_1734Households       

 

7.  You will go through your list, going from door-to-door. Once at a door, click on that address.

8.  This will give you a full listing of all the individuals in that household.

2015-02-11_1741Multiple people in households

9.  Enter the data collected into that individuals profile.

NOTE: Ensure that when you speak to an individual at the door that you enter the data collected under their name and not another member of the household or someone that may have lived at that household in the past but no longer does.

NOTE: As a best practice, do not enter the data while you are at the doorstep but rather keep in mind the responses you got from that individual and enter it as your walk to the next household.

NOTE: You can also choose to Show the Script (in which case the entire script will display on your phone such as appears in the first image) or you can Hide the Script (in which case you will see only the data point that you need to collect, as seen on the second image).

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Script View

 

10. You can also see additional information on that individual by looking at the Details tab.

Here you can add phone numbers, email addresses etc.

11. Once you have completed your canvass you may upload your data to Liberalist by returning to the poll summary screen (click on 3 Line icon). Here you can select the Sync icon (looks like arrows in a circle). Select from the upload options (if you intend to do more canvassing in this poll select “Sync data and keep canvass results”).

   2015-02-11_1743 Sync

 

 

Your next step will be to commit the data to Liberalist.  Take a look at how to do this here. 

Please note, you can also view your lists in other ways.  To toggle between the different views, click on the three-line icon. 3 Line icon  Viewing your list in alternate ways can be beneficial depending on the type of work you are doing.

You can view your list using the map view:

Map    


You can view a list of the people on your list by selecting the People tab near the top of your screen:

Names

 

Quick Tips and Tricks

Here are a few important notes.

NOTE: Make sure your device is fully charged before you head out on the doors. You don’t need your data connection active while canvassing, so consider turning off your WiFi or data connection to save battery power.

NOTE: Ensure that when you speak to an individual at the door that you enter the data collected under their name and not another member of the household or someone that may have lived at that household in the past but no longer does.

NOTE: As a best practice, do not enter the data while you are at the doorstep but rather keep in mind the responses you got from that individual and enter it as your walk to the next household.

NOTE: You can also choose to Show the Script (in which case the entire script will display on your phone such as appears in the first image) or you can Hide the Script (in which case you will see only the data point that you need to collect, as seen on the second image).