CLASS ELECTIONS, EXCITING OR NERVE-WRACKING
Class elections can be a great time to show your class who you are and what's important to you. It can be exciting and nerve-wracking all at the same time.
For everybody that has experienced class presidential elections, there are typically two types of expressions on students' faces. The thinking face and the stressed face. The thinking faces are usually the students that are still thinking and considering who they want to vote for. Should I vote for my friend or should I vote for the new girl, who seems like she might make a good class president? The stressed out faces are most likely the candidates who are anxious about getting enough votes to win the election.
On voting day at our school, we get invited to the main hall with our entire class. Each person gets a turn to vote at a table away from others. The other students wait patiently, to vote on the big couch in the main hall and we each get a turn one by one.
Deciding to become a candidate for class elections comes with responsibilities. What do you stand for? You need to meet people's wants and needs and present it to the class and the teachers in a way that helps them understand who you are and why you would make a good leader.
If you want to have a chance to get elected or in some cases re-elected you have to avoid the following things: being bossy, being rude and abusing your power to force people into doing things.
You shouldn't be a class president for fame, but a class president to make your class environment a better place. To be re-elected you have to show people reasons why you should be re-elected. If you didn't get elected, think about why you didn't get elected and upgrade your poster to the next level!
The most important part about the school elections is to participate, either as a candidate or a voter.