13: The voting process
the electoral process works at the local level
Using the School
Council voting exercise what are the steps you need to go through
to ensure that your vote is counted?
that you are on the electoral roll;
- Voting procedure.
- Check whether
some adults you know are on the electoral roll.
- Where can
you find the local electoral roll?
- Where can
you get the enrolment card so adults you know can fill it in?
- Where do
you send the enrolment card? By when?
- Do you known
an adult who should fill in the electoral registration card?
Take an opinion
poll in your electorate to see what a sample of local voters think
are the issues affecting them.
- Design a questionnaire.
- Make a random
selection of people on the electoral roll to interview.
the people you selected.
- Write a report
on the results.
- Ask the local
radio or other media to publish your findings.
- What do MPs
and Electorate Secretaries do?
- Ask your
MP or their Electorate Secretary what issues they have helped local
people to solve.
- How can you
find your MP and Electorate Secretary?
Organise a campaign
meeting at your school so local people can discuss local issues with
Who are your local candidates for an election in your area this year?
Worksheet visuals around which activities could be suggested:.
Snakes and ladders; the decision tree.
Role-play a conference
using the techniques of a Model United Nations to acquire consensus,
the essential skills required of students by the New Zealand Curriculum
Framework, awareness of the interaction of employment and economic
Worksheet visuals around which activities could be suggested: The
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