How to Win Elections

How to Win Elections

Introduction

Starting Point

Types of Election

Electoral Areas

Polling Districts

Pre-Campaign

Electoral Register

Manifesto

Registering as a Candidate

Campaign

Canvassers

Leaflets

Local Press

Press Release

Public Meetings

Online Campaigning

Eve of Election

Knock-Up Areas

Election Day

Number Tellers

Knocking-Up

The Count

Post Election Party

Post Election

Election Expenses

Summary

About The Author

Resources

Introduction

The purpose of an election campaign is to maximise the vote for the candidate(s) you are supporting. To explain how the parties do this it is helpful to look backwards from the Election Day itself see what steps are needed to achieve this.

On election day you need to know which voters have already voted and which of those who if they vote will vote for you have not yet voted. You can only know which voters intend to vote for you if you ask them; this is the purpose of canvassing.

During the campaign you need to ask voters if they'll vote for you and if they say they will you need to keep a record of this.

You can only know if someone is a voter or not by checking the electoral register. This is where you campaign really starts.

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