MiniVAN is a mobile app that gives canvassers access to their VAN list. MiniVAN can make it easier for canvassers to share important info, take notes and travel. One huge plus for MiniVAN is that it’s fully integrated with VAN, so importing and exporting is simple. MiniVAN has a few helpful features for canvassers including:
Map View: Displays where houses are located on the map.
Find my Next Door: Displays the three closest houses on your list yet to be canvassed.
Households View: Highlights the targeted person for support in a household.
- If there’s more than one person in a household you’re hoping to speak with, be sure to check the Households View before knocking.
Use these tips to help navigate the app. If you get stuck at any point, you can ask additional questions on Campaign Helpdesk.
Tip #1: When using MiniVAN, place your phone in low power mode. This conserve your phone's power, so that you can use it for the duration of your canvassing shift.
Tip #2: If you are canvassing with a partner, have them to enter the same list number. This way, you will each be able to see which houses the other has already visited.