Evaluation is key to any successful public awareness activity. It's important to show stakeholders both internally and externally that resources devoted to a particular project are put to good use, as well as to find out what went well - and more importantly, what went not-so-well - in your activity, to help plan your future work.
If you're just starting out in the world of evaluation, check out our How to... files below. There are some useful templates in the Toolbox section. This is another area where it's a good idea to find out what resources you can use within your local authority - do you have an evaluation or planning team who can help? Are there regular customer satisfaction surveys that you can piggyback?
Most importantly, let us know how you get on!
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Risk register template Use this risk register to assess and measure any risks facing your public awareness work over the year. more >
Participation performance standards for (A)ROs - guidance and supporting materials This pack contains guidance and support materials to help Returning Officers meet performance standards 5 and 6, relating to public awareness. more >
Glossary of evaluation terms A specially tailored glossary of the kind of terms you might want to use when evaluating your work. more >
Democracy Cookbook Detailed, accessible information and engaging activities on democracy. Please note that we no longer provide hard copies of the Cookbook and some sections may not be up to date. more >
Evaluation report template Use this skeleton document to cover off all the areas you might want to evaluate in your public awareness work. more >
Evaluation plan This skeleton evaluation plan will help you to think about how to evaluate your work before you start. more >
Evaluate your public awareness work br> How to file - information for electoral administrators about evaluating their public awareness work.
Develop a public awareness strategy br> How to file - information about planning a public awareness strategy.
Wychavon District Council: Voting…it's as easy as 1, 2, 3, 4! br> People encouraged to use their votes to build the future.