Before arranging a Global Vote day you will study the Globe Magazine and learn together with your friends about the Rights of The Child and democracy, the WCP Candidates and the children they fight for.
Once you know all about your rights, about the WCP Candidates and got the hang of how democracy works, it’s time to start preparing your own Global Vote Day.
A lot of preparation is needed to make sure that the Global Vote is a democratic election, in which voters are guaranteed that their vote will be kept secret. No-one should know who you voted for unless you tell them yourself. You need to prepare an Electoral register. Everyone who has the right to vote should be on the lists and should be ticked off when they are given their ballot paper, or when they vote. Also prepare ballot papers. Download them here or make your own.
You can borrow voting booths from the adult’s elections, or make your own. Enter the booths one at a time so that no-one sees who you’re voting for.
These can be made out of cardboard boxes, for example, a large can or woven palm leaves.
Prevent people from voting twice by marking everybody who has voted, for example, with ink on their thumb, a painted nail, or a line on the hand or face. Use ink that does not wash off easily!
Appoint election officiator, election supervisors and vote counters
The election officiators tick off the names on the election register and hand out ballot papers. The election supervisors make sure that the election, ink marking and vote counting has been done correctly. The vote counters count the votes and send in the results, for instance through the on-line ballot box.
Everyone in the school have the right to vote until and including the year they turn 18.
Count the votes, celebrate, and then report your results for all three candidates to the WCP, for example here in the online ballot box.
Psst! Invite the local media, politicians, and your parents to experience your Global Vote day!