Part One – Standing for Election
(Section 2: Getting Elected)
How should I reach voters?
What should I put in my manifesto?
Do I have to have an opinion on every big political issue?
What if there’s just one main thing I care about?
What if my opinions are controversial?
How do I set realistic expectations?
How much do I need to know about what past States have done?
How do I make my manifesto accessible to everyone?
How do I write something that people will read?
Will I have a chance to meet voters face-to-face?
How do I know who is on the Electoral Roll?
Should I knock on people’s doors?
Should I try to walk the whole island?
How do I stay safe?
Will there be hustings?
What are people going to ask me about?
Can I help to solve people’s problems?
How can I prepare for voters’ questions?
Can other people help me with my campaign?
What kind of help am I likely to need?
How should I organise my time during the campaign period?
How do I juggle other work and family responsibilities?
Should I get to know other candidates?
Can we help each other out, even if we’re not in a party?
Go on to Section 1.3: Election Day and Beyond