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Conducting A Referendum1

  1. 1. Tamil National Council Conducting a Referendum for an Independent Eelam Based on VKR 1976
  2. 2. Conducting a Referendum <ul><li>Preparation </li></ul><ul><li>Event </li></ul><ul><li>Post Event </li></ul>
  3. 3. Conducting a Referendum <ul><li>Preparation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Debate and finalise ‘Statement’ issue </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Setup ‘election committee’ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Set Electoral rules for voter eligibility </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Organise and confirm Venues </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Advertise and Promote event </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Print ballot, prepare boxes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Select & appoint ‘officials’ for counting and reporting and ‘stewards’ for security </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Select and confirm independent monitors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Choose ‘count’ locations and agree method </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. The Method and Processes <ul><li>Event </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Assign officials to voting booths </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prepare booths on the day </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Set up voter verification system </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Allow monitor inspections </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Secure ballot boxes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Transport boxes for counting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Set up and showcase election notices around the voting venues </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Secure booths and boxes at close, clean up venues, return venues to owner </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. The Method and Processes <ul><li>Post Event </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Agree count process and re-count conditions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Organise process for collecting tally totals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ensure monitors view all counting and tallying </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prepare results and publish announcement on the Press, Internet, Television </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Disband the election management committee </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Tamil National Council <ul><li>Campaign manager and media relations </li></ul><ul><li>Logistics and event management </li></ul><ul><li>Administration and Management </li></ul>
  7. 7. Campaign Manager and media relations <ul><li>Campaign manager and media relations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pre event publicity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Finalise ‘campaign issue’ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Test the voter interest, modify campaign to suit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Conduct market survey for success criteria </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Get press opinion from Newspapers and Television Journalists </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Feedback public opinion to Election committee </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Conduct post event publicity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Liaise with overseas Election committees for knowledge transfer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prepare website for results notification and updates to ‘Campaign trail’ before the event </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Logistics and Event Management <ul><li>Logistics and Event management </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Arrange venues, finalise ‘lease’ or ‘rental’ agreements for churches or town halls </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Inform authorities, Police and Councils </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Print ballots, after proofing master template </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rent or lease ballot boxes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Organise stewards and site security </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prepare identity tags for officials and stewards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Arrange food and drink for officials and stewards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Set up transportation for ballot boxes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Organise ‘count’ stations at selected venues </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Support count process, provide stationary and computers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Close venues and manage handover to owners after event </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Administration and Management <ul><li>Administration and management </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Set up Election committee </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prepare ‘rules’ and ‘code of conduct’ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Agree voter constituency (age and criteria) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prepare statements for Campaign and Publicity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Canvass and nominate independent monitors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Set date for referendum and timeline for publication of results </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Set up accounting and finance controls </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prepare budget for costs for hosting event </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Seek funds and obtain special purpose account for finance management </li></ul></ul>

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