Part One – Standing for Election(Section 3: Election Day and Beyond)
Go back to Getting into Guernsey PoliticsGo back to Section 1.2: Getting Elected
What happens when the Election result is announced?
What if I’m not elected?
What if I am elected – what happens next?Am I a States Member straight away?What will my first day be like?Will I get any kind of induction?Will I get the equipment I need to do the job?What if I’m not comfortable with IT?
When will I meet my colleagues?What happens when we’re sworn in?What are my responsibilities now?Wow, do I really have to do this for the next four years?
How do I join a Committee?Should I be networking?How do I know which role is for me?Will I be more effective on a Committee or outside it?How do I put myself forward for a role?How do I know who to choose for other roles?What if I don’t get the role I want?What if there’s a role that nobody wants?Can I be on more than one Committee?What if I’m part of a party?
What should I expect from a States Meeting?What should I wear?Are there any rules or guidance?Who can I ask for help?
What’s going to change now?What if someone complains about me?How should I stay in touch with voters?
Before I start … should I have a plan for the term?
Go on to Section 2.1: Serving Your Constituents