11: Voting procedure
different types of voting procedures
- How you
can influence policy on issues that affect you by voting:
your representative on the School Council;
becoming informed about the Electoral process and the need
to be 'informed and responsible participants'.
procedure: the secret ballot
from your local Post Shop an electoral enrolment form. Discuss who
can vote in the national elections. Outline the voting procedure
Make a class enrolment card for a mock school election (adapt from
the official one) and ask students to complete it.
into four groups and carry out different tasks
- Take enrolment
cards and make up an electorate list e.g. name, address, date
of birth, class, etc. of those in class.
- Set up
a voting card with names of candidates standing and clear
instructions as to how to vote (e.g: tick, cross, line through
- Set up
voting booth with table electoral officer and class list. Remember
that it is a secret vote, but that everyone must check that
their name is on the roll before they can vote.
standing for office prepare posters, pamphlets, etc.
a class election.
the class roll, and with students presenting 'enrolment cards' to
be checked against it, students are given a voting card, make their
vote, and place it in a ballot box.
'electorate officer' (the teacher?) counts the votes and announces
up a report for School Council, and school magazine.
- Do you
use different styles of writing for these?
- What are
- Who can
vote in School Council elections?
what you have learned from your class election, do you feel
more confident about voting for your school representative on
the School Council?