We are not attorneys and do not offer legal advice… but here is a bit of common sense: when canvassing a neighborhood, do not disturb people. Just leave your brochures or door hangers behind and continue on your way. You will find this to be a much more acceptable approach in general than any other way. Look toward your federal, state, and local guidelines for accurate and up-to-date information on the legalities of canvassing with door hangers in your area.