Part One – Standing for Election(Section 2: Getting Elected)
Go back to Getting into Guernsey PoliticsGo back to Section 1.1 – Making the Decision
Who should I ask to nominate me?Do I need to sign or swear anything?What should I have ready on day one?
When should I start preparing?What do I need to know about Election spending?What are the rules for what I can and can’t do?What are the consequences of getting it wrong?
Should I join a political party?If I’m a party member, how might that affect my campaign?
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?
What other campaign materials might I need?
How important will social media be at this election?Is a website useful?Do I need a dedicated email address?How much time will online campaigning take?Do I need to worry about data protection?
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?
Will I be drawn into existing arguments?How do I deal with vested interests?
How will the media cover the Election?How should I respond to questions from the media?Should I be issuing my own media releases?
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