How to Run for Student Office
Do you want to run for office, but don't know how? Thank goodness MyStudentElection is here. Just follow these simple steps to help you run for student office.
Step 1: Decide
Do you enjoy helping people? Do you think that you can make your school a better place? Do you want your school to become the best school in your state?
If you've answered yes to any of these questions, then you should run for student office.
Step 2: Sign-Up
If you don't sign up you can't help your school. Ask your friends if they know how to sign up. If they don't know, then ask your teachers. If they don't know, go to the office and ask everybody there. Do whatever you must to get your name on the ballot so you can run, and make your school a better place.
Step 3: Decide Your Campaign Theme
Why are you running? Do you think the cafeteria food needs to get better? Do you promise to make the can food drive better? Will you try your best to get your school to show more team spirit?
Wire down whatever you think you can do to help your school. This will become your campaign. This list will help you decide what you'll tell students why they should vote for you. Remember to make the list realistic. You probably cannot make the school day only one hour long.
Step 4: Running Your Campaign
Remember that list we put together in step 3? Good, because we're about to put it to use to create your campaign slogan.
The slogan needs to reflect what you feel is important for the school and what you believe in. Make it rhyme. Make it funny. Make it interesting. Make the posters stand out. Make everything look professional. But most importantly...run your campaign honestly, and be respectful of your opponent.
Step 5: Voting
You can't win unless people vote. The day before voting, you should set up a booth to remind students what your positions are, and why they should vote for you. This will help them remember your name and vote for you.
Step 6: Winning
Congratulations. You did it. Enjoy the victory, and don't rub your opponent's nose in it. You will need his/her help to make your school a better place.
© Copyright 2010. Heatherwood Consulting Group. All rights reserved. Revised 1/12/10.