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Class Election Templates

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A set of posters, interview questions, and a class ballot to use in a class election.

Use this teaching resource in the classroom when learning about the electoral process.

Create a class election to learn the steps of the election process.

Class Election Candidate Poster

  • Ask volunteers from the class to be candidates for the election. (Ensure there is a maximum of 6 and a minimum of 2 candidates).
  • Take photos of the students and attach each photo to the candidate poster template. (Print off multiple copies if necessary).
  • Decide on a date for the election and record it on the poster.
  • Display the poster(s) in the classroom so that students can see who their candidates are.

Class Election Interview Questions

  • Print off a set of interview questions for each candidate.
  • In front of the class, ask each candidate the set of questions and record their answers on the template.
  • Display the posters in the classroom so that students can see each candidate’s response to the questions.

Class Election Campaign Poster

  • Divide the class evenly into groups so that each candidate is represented by a group.
  • In their group, ask the students to create a campaign slogan for their candidate.
  • Provide each group with a copy of the campaign poster.
  • Ask the students to record the name of their candidate, draw a picture to support the candidate’s campaign, and record the campaign slogan.
  • Display the posters in the classroom so that students can see each candidate’s campaign slogan.

Class Election Campaign Flyer

  • Divide the class evenly into groups so that each candidate is represented by a group.
  • Provide each group with a copy of the campaign flyer.
  • In their group, ask the students to create a campaign flyer for their candidate, explaining who the candidate is and the policies they want to introduce if they were elected.
  • Display the posters in the classroom so that students can read about each candidate and their policies.

Class Election Ballot Paper

  • On ‘election day’ provide each student in the class with a ballot sheet.
  • Ask the students to record the names of the class candidates in an agreed order from 1 to 6. (Change the number according to your class).
  • Students then number the boxes from 1 to 6 in the order of their choice of candidate.
  • Collect and count the ballot sheets to determine who ‘won’ the class election.
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