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Canvasser   Listen

A petitioner who solicits contributions or trade or votes.  Synonym: solicitor.
Someone who examines votes at an election.  Synonym: scrutineer.
Someone who conducts surveys of public opinion.  Synonyms: headcounter, poll taker, pollster.  "A headcounter counts heads"
A person who takes or counts votes.

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"Canvasser" Quotes from Famous Books

... province; and there he ruled without a rival. But he extended his care over the Whig interest in Yorkshire, Cumberland, Westmoreland, Wiltshire. Sometimes twenty, sometimes thirty, members of Parliament were named by him. As a canvasser he was irresistible. He never forgot a face that he had once seen. Nay, in the towns in which he wished to establish an interest, he remembered, not only the voters, but their families. His opponents were confounded by the strength ...
— The History of England from the Accession of James II. - Volume 4 (of 5) • Thomas Babington Macaulay

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