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Planning and preparing the election

  • Reduce costs through efficient election campaigns
  • Increase voter turnout by communicating with voters effectively
  • Minimize expenses and save time through simplified election administration

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Information about Candidates

Prepare comprehensive information about the eligible candidates so voters can make an informed choice.

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Plan Electoral Expenses

Record all election expenses in an election budget to be used for planning purposes - from paper expenses to phone costs.

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Create an Election Calendar

Check all scheduling requirements and create a project plan with key milestones to ensure your election preparation runs smoothly.

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Define Voting Procedure

Which voting procedure best fits your project? Ballot box voting, postal or online voting? Boost your voter turnout by using a combination of voting procedures.

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Verify Electoral Roll

Your election communications will be wasted if the electoral roll is not up to date. Remember to check and update your database or member list in advance.

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Consider Risks

Be prepared for two possible scenarios when managing an election: prepare for the best, when everything goes as planned - but also the worst case. A backup plan never hurts.

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Involve Stakeholders

Involve important people and groups who have a strong interest in your election. By doing so you will generate more support for the election and motivate additional voters.

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Legal Requirements

Elections have to be planned, prepared and conducted according to electoral law, bylaws and the electoral code. These are the essentials of a legally valid election. 

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Proportional Representation

Proportional representation describes voting systems in which seats are allocated to proportionately to reflect the divisions within the electorate. 

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Majority Voting

Majority vote systems require that the elected candidate is chosen by the majority of the electorate. These types of systems can be divided up into relative and absolute majorities.

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