The Democratic Reform Alliance (DRA) is looking for a range of volunteers to assist with the 2019 election campaign and beyond.
Available roles include
- Handing out how to vote cards on election day;
- Handing out how to vote cards at peak times at pre-polling stations;
- Putting up posters at local shops;
- Handing out information at shopping centres;
- Letter boxing;
- Erecting and maintaining corflutes;
- Engaging in media research.
Handing out how to vote cards on election day
Research shows many people make last minute decisions on how to vote. The ability to provide information to voters on election day is a key way of addressing people who are not particularly engaged with politics.
We are looking for volunteers who are able to commit to handing out how to vote cards for a bloc of 4 hours on election day.
Handing out how to vote cards at peak times at pre-polling stations
For the same reasons, placing material in the voters’ hands in the minutes before they enter the polling booth is a key way of receiving a vote. We are looking for volunteers to give a couple of hours of time at the main pre-polling stations in the ACT.
Putting up posters at local shops
Getting the word onto the street at the local level is a critical part of building brand awareness and promoting the transparency agenda that is at the heart of the DRA project.
We are looking for someone with a car who can put up posters at local shops around Canberra and maintain the posters throughout the campaign.
Handing out information at shopping centres
A face, a smile, and the fact that we bother to turn up, are critical factors in presenting information to potential voters.
We are looking for volunteers to spend 3 hours at a major suburban shopping centre on a Saturday morning standing by the DRA banner and handing out brochures and answering basic questions about the policy and strategies of the Alliance.
For those who seek to build fitness while helping this activity is sent by the gods. Getting information into households does not guarantee a vote but is part of setting the agenda necessary for a transparency campaign to be successful.
Erecting and maintaining corflutes
The battle of the corflutes is a key part of the election campaign. The job requires people with a car to commit to installing and maintaining corflutes over a period in certain locations.
Engaging in media research
The Democratic Reform Alliance has several volunteer positions available to people with good research and writing skills who would be willing to contribute to the social media campaigns of the Alliance.
Initially we need research performed into recent political corruption scandals implicating politicians from the major parties. The research is to be based on existing media coverage and is to cite the source, describe, the facts, and illustrate how the issue would be addressed by the legislative changes proposed by the Democratic Reform Alliance. The research will be used in the social media, blog, Newsletters, and surveys published by the Alliance.
To register to volunteer please click on the relevant box and we will get in contact with you.