European elections: Voters on leaflets and door knocking
21 May 2014 Last updated at 11:16 BST
The cliché goes that politicians spend weeks pressing the flesh and kissing babies while canvassers knock the door of electors ahead of polling.
But there is a feeling that many are unaware of Thursday's European and local elections, and there is more social media, and less personal contact, to win voters over.
Adam Fleming took the mood box - an unscientific test with plastic balls - to find out if the people of Birmingham had been contacted by political parties, through door knocking or leaflets, ahead of Thursday's elections.