How the Clinton Campaign Is Getting Voters to the Polls

The campaign shares with ABC News some of its tactics.

ByABC News
October 26, 2016, 7:45 PM

TAMPA -- The countdown is on.

With early voting now underway in many states, the Hillary Clinton campaign's biggest focus during these these final days is getting voters out to the polls ahead of, and on, Election Day.

The fear is that her supporters might see the recent polls showing the Democratic presidential nominee ahead of GOP rival Donald Trump and may decide they don’t need to vote.

Because of this, the campaign has launched several strategies to prevent this from happening. Here are four of the campaign's tactics:

1) Do radio interviews

Clinton has done several local radio interviews in the past week. Her campaign's communications director, Jen Palmieri, told reporters Wednesday that this is strategic. "Local radio is still the most powerful means of reaching people to push them to actually turn out to vote," she said. "So, it is something that she's been doing really aggressively in the past few days and she'll continue to do."

2) Hold rallies close to voting venues

The Clinton camp has also been making sure their rallies are nearby to early voting venues. "We build our rallies so they're near early voting sites,” Palmieri said. (For instance, at a rally in Broward County, Florida, on Tuesday, there was a voting site at the event, which staffers brought attendees to after Clinton’s remarks.)

3) Reassess every day where to campaign

The campaign hasn’t been announcing some of their campaign events until a day or two before they happen –- and this might be why. The campaign is assessing where Clinton and their surrogates should campaign every single day based on early voting. "There are people voting every day," Palmieri said, "And [we're] looking at each day to see where should she be, where should Senator Kaine be, so that you're really leveraging the most that you can."

4) Scare people

Clinton's biggest message at her events: Don't be complacent. In a sense she’s scaring people into submission -- trying to tell people that even if the polls show her up, people still need to vote because it's not over yet. "Now Donald Trump says he can still win,” Clinton said in Tampa today. “And he's right.”

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