Volunteers not wasting any time this election season
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RALEIGH, N.C.--For volunteers who log about 15 hours a week, it's become a second job.
As a Romney for President volunteer, Danielle Wilburn's time outside of class is spent encouraging others to get out the vote.
“I think we do a really good job of making sure we are getting the message out and getting the message out to a lot of people,” Wilburn said.
During John McCain's presidential bid in 2008, all of the local campaign offices were in GOP headquarters like one on Hillsborough Street in Raleigh.
Flash forward to 2012, the Romney campaign has 24 offices across the state that include stand alone offices.
“In this time around nearly three and a half months in, formally to victory we've made 23 times as many phone calls and more than 180 times as many door knocks,” said North Carolina GOP Rob Lockwood.
Campaign workers for President Barack Obama have 52 offices across the state showing they've built momentum since winning the election in 2008.
But offices are only part of the puzzle.
“We set up scheduling for the voter registration, the canvassing and the phone bank,” said Ophelia Marcus-Taylor, a Neighborhood Team Leader for the Obama campaign.
The campaign said they've already collected more voter registration forms since 2008.
They may be long days for volunteers, but they're commitment keeps them going.
“I want to do my part to make sure the country is headed in the right direction,” said Marcus-Taylor.
Efforts that can make all the difference come November.