Municipal elections tend to have the lowest voter turn out, and Vancouver is no different.

As one campaigner in The Doorknockers notes, voter turnout in the city’s 2008 municipal election was a paltry 28%. Braving the cold, hostile dogs, and sometimes even hostile homeowners, this documentary follows doorknockers Aaron, Angela, Annie, and Tim in their efforts to fight voter apathy.

Representing the COPE team, these valiant doorknockers burn the midnight oil by knocking (or buzzing) on as many doors as possible, in the hope of garnering voter support for COPE on election night. They race to the finish line with only 25 minutes until the polls close, but they’ll have to wait and see if their efforts paid off.

Was it worth it?

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