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canvassing

making personal representation to individual persons to solicit their custom. Usually used in a political sense but also used in the sense of touting for professional patronage, considered to be an unethical practice in most countries.
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Registering to vote is simple and I would encourage everyone to look out for their canvass form and follow the straightforward steps to ensure they are included," Mr O'Sullivan said.
A neighborhood canvass may cover the area around the victim's residence or last known location--the most recent place the victim was sighted after the initial abduction.
Then she decided to use her new-found gift to create presents for loved ones - first painting a canvass full of words about the birth of her friend's baby.
uk, has lots of information about the annual canvass and forthcoming elections and referendums.
Whether a broker chooses to canvass may ultimately be a matter of personal style.
During a canvass in the Pacelli Road area of Naas they called to one particular house where they were greeted by an elderly couple who they charmed left, right and middle in search of number one votes.
Gardner and her children are active voters, but, last year, after a walking canvass that began in August and spanned the city, the Board of Election Commissioners for the City of Chicago challenged the voting status of two of Gardner's daughters, Constemecka and Charmaine.
No one was seriously hurt in the incident, but a police supervisor was called in from the field to canvass the neighborhood and interview witnesses and all the police involved.
Once approved by the Technical Committee the proposed revisions will be ready to send out for the official ANSI canvass letter ballot.
Charles Canvass Manufacturing, purchased an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) last fall.
Shizuoka prefectural police arrested Shuzenji Mayor Toshio Yamada on Thursday on suspicion of violating the public election law by entertaining supporters of Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) lawmaker Seiko Hashimoto in asking them to canvass votes in the July 29 House of Councillors election.
Police said they suspect Yanase used his position as a civil servant to canvass votes for Koso, a candidate from the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP).