Outreach Random Selection Method
Lots can be drawn in different ways.
We draw lots to bring together as wide a variety of people as possible.
Even if the group of participants is small. We draw from the register of residents so that all people who live in an electoral district, for example, actually have an equal chance to participate. If everyone we draw participates, we have a relatively good representation of the total population in our group of participants.
In fact, it is not so easy to get all those drawn to participate.
Usually, only between 5-10% of those who have been contacted respond to an invitation to a citizens' council. However, it is very important to us that also those people participate in an Electoral District Day who belong to the 90-95% of the population who do not respond.
That's why we use the so-called Outreach Random Selection Method at Es geht LOS.
In concrete terms, this means that we ask the people who have not responded again in person.
The procedure of the Outreach Random Selection Method
What do people need in order to participate?
We are not interested in persuading people.
Instead, we want to find out what prevents them from coming and what they need in order to be able to participate.
Also, it turns out time and again that people don't get the letters delivered or don't take them seriously the first time they read them, don't understand them, or for some other reason don't take a closer look at the invitation. Therefore, we always leave a letter with a reminder with those we do not meet.