During the 2018 general election, OutreachCircle (formerly VoterCircle) collaborated with state Democratic parties in California, Maryland, and New Jersey to evaluate the OutreachCircle program. Registered voters in the state were randomly assigned to be contacted by party volunteers (90%) or a control group that would not receive attention from the OutreachCircle program. After volunteers downloaded the app, their contacts were matched to the voter file. Volunteers were instructed to mobilize contacts who matched against the voter file and were assigned to the treatment group. Official voter turnout records were used to verify the turnout status of all matched contacts (i.e., treatment and control).
Author: OutreachCircle, August 2019