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1 Bristol BIG YOUTH VOTE 2009 United Kingdom Yout h Parliament (UKYP) and Bristol Youth Select

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Bristol BIG YOUTH VOTE 2009

1 Bristol BIG YOUTH VOTE 2009 United Kingdom Yout h Parliament (UKYP) and Bristol Youth Select

United Kingdom Youth Parliament (UKYP) and Bristol Youth Select Committee (YSC) Elections 2009

ELECTION GUIDELINES

Important changes to voting! …

Please note!

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1 Bristol BIG YOUTH VOTE 2009 United Kingdom Yout h Parliament (UKYP) and Bristol Youth Select
1 Bristol BIG YOUTH VOTE 2009 United Kingdom Yout h Parliament (UKYP) and Bristol Youth Select

New Structure:-

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New Structure:- 2 • For the first time in 2009, Bristol will elect SIX members of

For the first time in 2009, Bristol will elect SIX members of the United Kingdom Youth Parliament. To ensure all areas of the city are represented. Each of the three city areas, North, South and East/Central, will have their own unique election to elect their own Member and Deputy member to represent them. Areas of the city are represented on the map below. (South –Pink, East Central – Yellow, North – Blue).

For the first time in 2009, Bristol will also elect TWENTY members of the Bristol Youth Select Committee. To ensure all areas of the city are represented, localities will elect their own locality Member and Deputy member. This is based upon the ‘Change for Children’ locality structure. There are 10 Localities in Bristol which are represented on the map, (N1, N2, N3, EC1, EC2, EC3, S1, S2, S3, S4)

New Structure:- 2 • For the first time in 2009, Bristol will elect SIX members of
New Structure:- 2 • For the first time in 2009, Bristol will elect SIX members of

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For the first time in 2009, each young person who is aged 11 to 18, living in Bristol, If they wish, have TWO votes that they may cast.

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Elections will run for both UKYP and BYSC at the same time. Please assist young people in being clear about what each role involves which is:-

UKYP Candidates elected represent Bristol young people at a national and a regional www.ukyouthparliament.org for further information.

level. Please visit

BYSC Candidates elected represent Bristol young people at a local level, in the area of Bristol.

Young people have ONE VOTE in EACH ELECTION.

ONE VOTE only for their:-

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United Kingdom Youth Parliament (UKYP) representative

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ONE VOTE only for their

and • ONE VOTE only for their 4 Bristol Youth Select Committee representative (BYSC) Election Period F ebruary inclusive Voting must finish by 4PM on Friday 6 February. Polling Stations • Only polling stations registered with Bristol Yo uth Work Participation Team, Youth and Play, Integrated Youth Support and Development Servi ces , as taking part in the Election 2009 will be officially counted. If other venues would like to regis ter a s a polling station, please email:- zaena.barnard@bristol.gov.uk • One person at each election venue will have overa ll re sponsibility for their election process. " id="pdf-obj-3-9" src="pdf-obj-3-9.jpg">

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Bristol Youth Select Committee representative (BYSC)

Election Period

and • ONE VOTE only for their 4 Bristol Youth Select Committee representative (BYSC) Election Period F ebruary inclusive Voting must finish by 4PM on Friday 6 February. Polling Stations • Only polling stations registered with Bristol Yo uth Work Participation Team, Youth and Play, Integrated Youth Support and Development Servi ces , as taking part in the Election 2009 will be officially counted. If other venues would like to regis ter a s a polling station, please email:- zaena.barnard@bristol.gov.uk • One person at each election venue will have overa ll re sponsibility for their election process. " id="pdf-obj-3-17" src="pdf-obj-3-17.jpg">

Voting may take place at any time during the election period. In 2009, all voting must take place between Monday 19 th January and Friday 6 th February inclusive

and • ONE VOTE only for their 4 Bristol Youth Select Committee representative (BYSC) Election Period F ebruary inclusive Voting must finish by 4PM on Friday 6 February. Polling Stations • Only polling stations registered with Bristol Yo uth Work Participation Team, Youth and Play, Integrated Youth Support and Development Servi ces , as taking part in the Election 2009 will be officially counted. If other venues would like to regis ter a s a polling station, please email:- zaena.barnard@bristol.gov.uk • One person at each election venue will have overa ll re sponsibility for their election process. " id="pdf-obj-3-32" src="pdf-obj-3-32.jpg">

Voting must finish by 4PM on Friday 6 th February.

Polling Stations

Only polling stations registered with Bristol Youth Work Participation Team, Youth and Play,

Integrated Youth Support and Development Services, as taking part in the Election 2009 will be officially counted. If other venues would like to register as a polling station, please email:-

zaena.barnard@bristol.gov.uk

and • ONE VOTE only for their 4 Bristol Youth Select Committee representative (BYSC) Election Period F ebruary inclusive Voting must finish by 4PM on Friday 6 February. Polling Stations • Only polling stations registered with Bristol Yo uth Work Participation Team, Youth and Play, Integrated Youth Support and Development Servi ces , as taking part in the Election 2009 will be officially counted. If other venues would like to regis ter a s a polling station, please email:- zaena.barnard@bristol.gov.uk • One person at each election venue will have overa ll re sponsibility for their election process. " id="pdf-obj-3-61" src="pdf-obj-3-61.jpg">

One person at each election venue will have overall responsibility for their election process.

Candidate Manifestos

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Venues will ensure that information is made available on all candidates equally and fairly. If a polling station only displays certain manifestos or focus upon certain candidates, this will be discriminatory practice to other young people standing in the election and must not be supported.

Candidate Manifestos 5 • Venues will ensure that information is made available on all candidates equally
Candidate Manifestos 5 • Venues will ensure that information is made available on all candidates equally

In 2009, all candidates manifestos are displayed equally, in a ‘short’ version. This ‘short’ version has candidates name, age and their three campaign bullet points. They explain to their peers, the key topics upon which they would work and why their peers should vote for them.

In 2009 we do not have video manifesto, as young people decided that audio clips were better. Young people told us that this would stop young people voting for candidates based upon what they looked like. This year, audio clips are approximately 1 minute in length for each candidate.

Young peoples’ SHORT manifestos and their audio clips must be made accessible to young people before any voting takes place. Written manifestos may be displayed and the Audio clips could be played as a group.

Some candidates decided to write a ‘long’ manifesto. We have also provided these, but do not make ‘long’ manifestos part of any display to ensure all candidates information is made available equally.

Candidate Manifestos 5 • Venues will ensure that information is made available on all candidates equally
Candidate Manifestos 5 • Venues will ensure that information is made available on all candidates equally
Candidate Manifestos 5 • Venues will ensure that information is made available on all candidates equally

Voting

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Only young people aged 11 – 18 living in the city of Bristol are eligible to vote.

On each ballot paper they may only vote for one person.

Voting 6 • Only young people aged 11 – 18 living in the city of Bristol

Any ballot paper with a vote for more than one young person will be considered as ‘spoilt’ and will not be counted. Don’t waste it!

Encourage young people to consider issues each candidate is standing for.

Encourage all young people to vote.

Each young person should be given TWO ballot papers, on which to cast their votes. The ballot papers will differ in colour according details such as, which election the ballot is for and what area of the city. It will be clearly marked as illustrated below:-

The UKYP ballot paper will have the ballot paper, like this:-

Voting 6 • Only young people aged 11 – 18 living in the city of Bristol

logo and be clearly identified at the top of the

Voting 6 • Only young people aged 11 – 18 living in the city of Bristol

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Example UKYP Ballot Paper:-

7 Example UKYP Ballot Paper:- or Example BYSC Ballot Paper Like this:-
7 Example UKYP Ballot Paper:- or Example BYSC Ballot Paper Like this:-

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Example BYSC Ballot Paper

Like this:-

7 Example UKYP Ballot Paper:- or Example BYSC Ballot Paper Like this:-
7 Example UKYP Ballot Paper:- or Example BYSC Ballot Paper Like this:-

Ballot Boxes

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Ballot Boxes <a href=8 • In 2009, you will need TWO separate ballot boxe s that are clearly labelled . One for the UKYP election and one for the BYSC election. Vot es ca nnot be in the same ballot box or they are spoiled! • Ballot boxes must be made secure before a ny v oting takes place . Ballot boxes may be made from any container that can be made obviously s ecure . For example, usi ng cable ties to lock a container lid. Once voting starts a ballot box may not be o pened for any reason. • Any ballot boxes considered to be tampered with will redeem votes within as ‘spoilt’ and not counted. • Ballot boxes must be supervised at all time s , st ored securely , and locked away when not in use. Lastly, Bristol Youth Work Participation Team wo uld li ke to wish you well in your election process. Again in 2009, resources are availabl e as downloads from the web page for the Bristol Big Youth Vote elections. You will be kept up to date with information as the elec tions progresses, such as a list of all polling stations across the city. Please visit www.bristol.gov.uk/bristolbigyouthvote If you need any further assistance, please contact:- Bristol Youth Work Participation Team Telephone us : 0117 377 3673 " id="pdf-obj-7-6" src="pdf-obj-7-6.jpg">

In 2009, you will need TWO separate ballot boxes that are clearly labelled. One for the UKYP election and one for the BYSC election. Votes cannot be in the same ballot box or they are spoiled!

Ballot boxes must be made secure before any voting takes place. Ballot boxes may be made from any container that can be made obviously secure. For example, using cable ties to lock a container lid. Once voting starts a ballot box may not be opened for any reason.

Any ballot boxes considered to be tampered with will redeem votes within as ‘spoilt’ and not counted.

Ballot boxes must be supervised at all times, stored securely, and locked away when not in use.

Lastly, Bristol Youth Work Participation Team would like to wish you well in your election process. Again in 2009, resources are available as downloads from the web page for the Bristol Big Youth Vote elections. You will be kept up to date with information as the elections progresses, such as a list of all polling stations across the city. Please visit

www.bristol.gov.uk/bristolbigyouthvote

If you need any further assistance, please contact:- Bristol Youth Work Participation Team

Ballot Boxes <a href=8 • In 2009, you will need TWO separate ballot boxe s that are clearly labelled . One for the UKYP election and one for the BYSC election. Vot es ca nnot be in the same ballot box or they are spoiled! • Ballot boxes must be made secure before a ny v oting takes place . Ballot boxes may be made from any container that can be made obviously s ecure . For example, usi ng cable ties to lock a container lid. Once voting starts a ballot box may not be o pened for any reason. • Any ballot boxes considered to be tampered with will redeem votes within as ‘spoilt’ and not counted. • Ballot boxes must be supervised at all time s , st ored securely , and locked away when not in use. Lastly, Bristol Youth Work Participation Team wo uld li ke to wish you well in your election process. Again in 2009, resources are availabl e as downloads from the web page for the Bristol Big Youth Vote elections. You will be kept up to date with information as the elec tions progresses, such as a list of all polling stations across the city. Please visit www.bristol.gov.uk/bristolbigyouthvote If you need any further assistance, please contact:- Bristol Youth Work Participation Team Telephone us : 0117 377 3673 " id="pdf-obj-7-77" src="pdf-obj-7-77.jpg">
Ballot Boxes <a href=8 • In 2009, you will need TWO separate ballot boxe s that are clearly labelled . One for the UKYP election and one for the BYSC election. Vot es ca nnot be in the same ballot box or they are spoiled! • Ballot boxes must be made secure before a ny v oting takes place . Ballot boxes may be made from any container that can be made obviously s ecure . For example, usi ng cable ties to lock a container lid. Once voting starts a ballot box may not be o pened for any reason. • Any ballot boxes considered to be tampered with will redeem votes within as ‘spoilt’ and not counted. • Ballot boxes must be supervised at all time s , st ored securely , and locked away when not in use. Lastly, Bristol Youth Work Participation Team wo uld li ke to wish you well in your election process. Again in 2009, resources are availabl e as downloads from the web page for the Bristol Big Youth Vote elections. You will be kept up to date with information as the elec tions progresses, such as a list of all polling stations across the city. Please visit www.bristol.gov.uk/bristolbigyouthvote If you need any further assistance, please contact:- Bristol Youth Work Participation Team Telephone us : 0117 377 3673 " id="pdf-obj-7-79" src="pdf-obj-7-79.jpg">
Ballot Boxes <a href=8 • In 2009, you will need TWO separate ballot boxe s that are clearly labelled . One for the UKYP election and one for the BYSC election. Vot es ca nnot be in the same ballot box or they are spoiled! • Ballot boxes must be made secure before a ny v oting takes place . Ballot boxes may be made from any container that can be made obviously s ecure . For example, usi ng cable ties to lock a container lid. Once voting starts a ballot box may not be o pened for any reason. • Any ballot boxes considered to be tampered with will redeem votes within as ‘spoilt’ and not counted. • Ballot boxes must be supervised at all time s , st ored securely , and locked away when not in use. Lastly, Bristol Youth Work Participation Team wo uld li ke to wish you well in your election process. Again in 2009, resources are availabl e as downloads from the web page for the Bristol Big Youth Vote elections. You will be kept up to date with information as the elec tions progresses, such as a list of all polling stations across the city. Please visit www.bristol.gov.uk/bristolbigyouthvote If you need any further assistance, please contact:- Bristol Youth Work Participation Team Telephone us : 0117 377 3673 " id="pdf-obj-7-81" src="pdf-obj-7-81.jpg">

Telephone us: 0117 377 3673 Email: ywparticipation@bristol.gov.uk

Ballot Boxes <a href=8 • In 2009, you will need TWO separate ballot boxe s that are clearly labelled . One for the UKYP election and one for the BYSC election. Vot es ca nnot be in the same ballot box or they are spoiled! • Ballot boxes must be made secure before a ny v oting takes place . Ballot boxes may be made from any container that can be made obviously s ecure . For example, usi ng cable ties to lock a container lid. Once voting starts a ballot box may not be o pened for any reason. • Any ballot boxes considered to be tampered with will redeem votes within as ‘spoilt’ and not counted. • Ballot boxes must be supervised at all time s , st ored securely , and locked away when not in use. Lastly, Bristol Youth Work Participation Team wo uld li ke to wish you well in your election process. Again in 2009, resources are availabl e as downloads from the web page for the Bristol Big Youth Vote elections. You will be kept up to date with information as the elec tions progresses, such as a list of all polling stations across the city. Please visit www.bristol.gov.uk/bristolbigyouthvote If you need any further assistance, please contact:- Bristol Youth Work Participation Team Telephone us : 0117 377 3673 " id="pdf-obj-7-89" src="pdf-obj-7-89.jpg">