Many of our materials, case studies and how to… files are more general - either some generic advice to get you started in your public awareness work, or resources, leaflets and forms that are useful with any and every audience.
Here you can find some of our most basic (but most important!) materials - postal vote applications, annual canvass leaflets and general voter registration posters.
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Glossary of evaluation terms A specially tailored glossary of the kind of terms you might want to use when evaluating your work. more >
Register to vote leaflet This leaflet contains a standard GB electoral registration form, as well as all the other information necessary to register. You can also download blank forms or fill them in online at www.aboutmyvote.co.uk. more >
Common questions we get asked Some of the knottier questions we get asked, especially by young people, when running events. more >
Democracy Tree The democracy tree illustrates all the different institutions that affect us - ideal for use with many activities from the Democracy Cookbook. more >
Who has my personal details? This leaflet explains the full and edited registers and the choice you have to make - ideal to send out with canvass forms or to home-movers. more >
Annual canvass media resources Use these press release templates to publicise the annual canvass in your area. There are different versions for different areas of the UK. more >
Step-by-step voting Many people are unsure about what happens once they step into a polling station. This activity helps them to understand the voting process. 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 >
Beginner's guide to registration Our guide explains the basics of electoral registration in plain English - an ideal reference guide for use at events. more >
Eye spy activity This activity shows how politics can affect everything, in an everyday street scene. more >
Democracy Cookbook - Scottish Parliament special This streamlined version of the much-loved Democracy Cookbook contains all you need to know about democracy in Scotland. more >
Apply to vote by post This leaflet explains how to vote by post and includes a self-seal and return application form. more >
Democracy Cookbook - National Assembly for Wales special This streamlined version of the much-loved Democracy Cookbook contains all you need to know about democracy in Wales. more >
Images to download These free images from our library will give your materials a professional look, or add interest to a press release you're selling-in to local media. more >
Evaluation plan This skeleton evaluation plan will help you to think about how to evaluate your work before you start. more >
Democracy Cookbook - Northern Ireland special This streamlined version of the much-loved Democracy Cookbook contains all you need to know about democracy in Northern Ireland. more >
All about local councils This leaflet, produced with NALC, explains the role of local councils in England. more >
Evaluate your public awareness work br> How to file - information for electoral administrators about evaluating their public awareness work.
Work with the media br> All you need to know about working with your local media.
Develop a public awareness strategy br> How to file - information about planning a public awareness strategy.
Producing leaflets br> How to file - producing leaflets
Arun District Council: What does a councillor look like? br> Arun organised an event to encourage local people to become councillors, with the local media providing back-up.
Hampshire County Youth Council: Democracy dinner br> Bringing the local community together with a democracy dinner.
West and South Yorkshire Metropolitan Councils - Kirklees Council: TV campaign - vote local br> Authorities collaborate to produce tv advert to promote local elections.
Mansfield DC: Youth Mayoral Election br> Successful youth mayoral election in Mansfield during Local Democracy Week.
Barnsley Metropolitan District Council: Suffragette Day br> Votes for Women! Celebrating 90 years of the female franchise to encourage young people to register.
Sefton DC: Mini Canvass br> 2 week registration drive.
Wychavon District Council: Voting…it's as easy as 1, 2, 3, 4! br> People encouraged to use their votes to build the future.