Election Toolkit Download

Election Toolkit Download

Understand and experience the election process in the run up to the 2015 General Election 

Top up your current Election Toolkit

If you received one of the postal toolkits available in 2014, then use the following resources to top it up:

 

A new batch of Election Toolkits are currently being printed. Please email requests@edcoms.co.uk to be added to the waiting list. In the mean time you can download the kit below.

Download toolkit description

Run a mock election with this Election Toolkit, a fun and flexible resource to enable teachers and students to get their own election up off the ground and to explore and understand how elections work.

The Election Toolkit consists of 3 downloadable PDFs and a PowerPoint, which you can access in the ‘Supporting Resources’ section at the bottom of this page. The PDF downloads include everything you will need to get an election process started including a polling station poster, party manifesto posters, a rosette template, policy cards, electoral register and poll cards and a handy instructional poster and PowerPoint to keep you on track.

Practical Information

This resource is suitable for secondary, 6th form students and colleges.
Primary school teachers who wish to use this resource are welcome to access these files and pick and choose elements that may be suitable for their class or for whole school or school/student council elections. It is recommended that you familiarise yourself with the ‘Instructions’ PDF first and then download and print all toolkit components.

Supporting Resources

Instructions

Instructions

Instruction booklet and flowchart to use with the Election Toolkit

pdf file - 3.17 MB

Policy Cards

Policy Cards

Policy cards for party manifestos. Please note there are 48 pages in this document. You can choose to print four policy cards on a page to limit the paper requirements using Printer Preferences

pdf file - 942 KB

PowerPoint

PowerPoint

Open and print or download this PowerPoint to use in a session alongside the Election Toolkit.

ppt file - 6.47 MB

Toolkit Components

Toolkit Components

This PDF is 15 pages, please photocopy elements as required: Rosette template, Team Role Cards, Polling Station Poster, Manifesto Posters, Poll Cards, Ballot Papers, Voter Profile Template, Electoral Register

pdf file - 1.72 MB

Related teaching resources

KS3-5, AUDIO, VIDEO, CITIZENSHIP

General Election in nearly 60 seconds