Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Q & A: My time as a candidate

For those who don't know I was The Greens candidate for Greenway at the 2010 Federal Election. That's the main reason there wasn't much posted on the blog during the campaign.

The biggest issue for any candidate is campaigning, there was so much going on I couldn't get to everything I wanted to. The other issue is sleep or lack thereof, by the end of the campaign I was exhausted by 6pm but still bot getting to sleep until 11pm-3am then getting up at 5-6am.

Here are some pictures from the campaign.

Created with Admarket's flickrSLiDR.

I thought it might be interesting to do a Q&A, if there's anything you would like to know about being a candiate - how the preselection process works, how the ballot draw works, what happens during the campaign, what happens on election, media etc then post a comment below and I'll update this post with your question and my answer.

Q. I'm thinking about nominating to be state election candidate and I'm familiar with all of the processes etc, but I'm just curious: how do you end up spending most of your time? What type of campaigning did you engage in, what did you find effective?

A. Most of my time was spent at train stations, shopping centres and public events talking to people and handing out the "Meet Your Candidates" flyer and train stations early morning handing out GreenVoice. I also spent a lot of time at pre-poll handing out the flyer and our How-To-Vote.
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