Virtual Phone Banking FAQ
About Logging In
I have never done this before. What do I do?
Download our talking points on unanimous juries to have on hand!
Follow the instructions for creating a login.
Practice the script a few times (pretend) before making the first call
The name that comes up on your screen is your first call, not a test!
The phone bank will be available each day from 9am to 9pm CT.
I forgot my password
Click the link for the phone bank.
On the login page, click the “I forgot my password” link.
You’ll be sent a reset link.
Pick something simple. We recommend something like “YesOn2”
If you don’t get your reset link, check your spam folder.
I am being asked for a VPB code. What do I do?
Log out of the Virtual Phone Bank (Log Out is in the upper right hand corner of the screen.
Click the Virtual Phone Bank link in the email and log back in.
If you are prompted for the code again, then the phone bank is done - we have completed all the calls! Give us a few minutes - every phone banker is having the exact same problem.
Check your email for a new for a new phone bank.
About the Script
The instructions say not to leave a message. Shouldn’t I at least leave a message reminding the person to vote tomorrow?
No. Don’t leave a message. Just move on to the next call.
What do I do when the person who answers the phone hangs up on me?
Mark as “No,” you did not speak to them, “Not Home” as why, and move on to the next call.
What do I do when the person who answers yells at me and tells me to never call them back again?
Mark as “No,” you did not speak to them, “Refused” as why and move on to the next call.
What do I do when the person who answers the phone tells me that the voter has moved and wants to give me the voter’s new phone number?
Mark as “No,” you did not speak to them, “Moved” as why, and move on to the next call.
My friends and I want to have a phone bank in Berkeley/Cambridge/Dallas. What do I have to do?
If you are already signed up for the daily link, and know how to run a phone bank, you are pretty much all set! Just recruit your team and schedule the event for the hours the phone bank is open (9am - 9pm Mon-Sat).
Forward the link of the day to the folks at your event when they arrive. Help them out with creating their own action ID and logging in. They don’t need to join the online team unless they want to receive the link of the day.
Pay attention to your email for an updated link (don’t switch until the old one boots you, though) and forward to your team members when needed.
Have fun, and thanks for your help!
Don’t take anything personally
Don’t spend too much time on any one call.
Don’t try to answer very specific questions for a voter on where and when to vote.
For voting information, suggest geauxvote.com to get the information they need.
If voters have questions about their polling place, that information is listed to the left of their name at the top of the script.
Feel free to direct voters to our website, www.unanimousjury.org, and other resources if they ask questions you’re not sure how to answer!