Elections come around every now and then for all types of organisations, whether it's the big national elections for important political parties and the future of the government or it's smaller scale elections involving local organisations with just a few leaders.
If you are playing a role in spreading the word about an election and information on parties and individuals that may be voted for, you're probably aware of just how many avenues you can go down. There's the internet, for one, which offers a fantastic way to get information out there to thousands of people using a variety of outlets. For example, there's the website that should contain all of the information anybody would need to know that the party or person you support is the one they might go for – it's important this is well organised and has the full set of information needed, as it could be considered your ‘home' where other internet activities will point to.
From this, you can also use email to spread the word, as well as social networking websites like Facebook and Twitter, both of which will promote discussion about your party or individual and allow you to engage with voters about any problems or concerns they have. An example of keen use of social networking during an election would be US president Barack Obama, who famously utilised Twitter, Facebook, mobile phones and much more to get in touch with voters to great success. These social networks should all point back to the webpage, the home page or somewhere on their profile pages.
Not everybody uses the internet, however, which is why it's still a good idea to get into leaflet distribution. If you're lucky enough to have helpers distribute the leaflets in residential areas for you, that's great, but if not, you might need to start early! The good news is that you'll have plenty of opportunity to meet voters and talk to them, answering any questions they may have. Leaflet distribution can also be handled by companies that target areas on your behalf and will ensure the leaflets get out on time. Leaflets are the perfect way to bullet point your main policies and include ways to contact you – and, as they're still being used to a high degree in even the biggest elections in the UK today, are clearly still a highly effective way of communicating your party's promises to the public.