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1 Passport to Democracy Running the Election with Students

2 You will need:  Ballot box and voting compartment from the Passport to Democracy suitcase  Prepared ballot papers  An electoral roll (could use a class register) and pen/ruler  ‘ivote’ badges (could give these out as they collect ballot paper)  ‘Election official’ badges for officials  Signs/labels for each issue + informal

3 The Election  This election will be conducted using the preferential method of counting votes.  You will need 4 volunteers to act as election officials to: - Mark each voter’s name off the roll - Issue the ballot paper - Control the queue - Guard the ballot box

4 Setting up the space Election officials sit here. They mark names off the roll and issue the ballot papers Voting compartment. Should have attached pencil and be separate from other people in the room for privacy. Ballot box. This should have an official to ‘guard’ it from tampering and to determine it is empty at the beginning of the election. Students line up to vote

5 You have to put a number in every box. Do not use ticks or crosses. Voting in elections

6 Students cast their vote. Election officials – Roll mark off and issuing of ballot papers Voting compartment Ballot box Students line up to vote Receive ballot paper Number votes in order of preference Fold paper and place in ballot box

7 When everyone has voted  Put up labels that represent each candidate or issue around the room.  Open the ballot box and give each student a random ballot paper to use in the physical count. They will now “represent” this ballot paper physically.

8 The physical count ApplePear BerryBananaMango Students group with ballot papers and get ready to count Informal For this example, student issue groups are represented by fruit names...

9 The physical count Pear BerryBananaMango 27 formal votes Students line up at the fruit that was marked number 1 on their ballot paper. Apple

10 The physical count ApplePear BerryBananaMango 27 formal votes – need 14 to win. No fruit has 14 votes

11 The physical count ApplePear BerryBananaMango 27 formal votes – need 14 to win. The fruit with the least number of votes is defeated

12 The physical count ApplePear Mango 27 formal votes – need 14 to win These votes are now re distributed to the fruit marked no. 2 on the paper Berry

13 The physical count ApplePear BerryMango 27 formal votes – need 14 to win Still not enough for a winner! Mango has the least votes, so is eliminated; students move to number closest to 1 on their ballot paper out of the remaining fruit.

14 The physical count ApplePear Berry 27 formal votes – need 14 to win. 8 6 So close! Still no absolute majority. Now Berry is eliminated and students move to number closest to 1 out of Apple and Pear...

15 The physical count ApplePear 27 formal votes – need 14 to win. 13 Apple is the preferred fruit and has won the election!!


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