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How to Have Peaceful Council Elections
A council is very important since it has a big influence on the area. The kind of leaders at the council make all the difference, it is therefore important that the right leaders are elected. Sometimes it may be hard separating the sheep from the wolf since during campaigns all leaders seem to be good and have the interests of the council at heart but after elections then their real faces are revealed.
Different people seek leaderships for different reasons, while there are those who genuinely want to serve the council, there are those who do it just for power or fame, while others do it for their own selfish reasons. It is due to this reason that some people try to rig elections to ensure they win and that is what leads to chaos during elections. Another reason for chaos is people for a certain candidate conflicting with people of another candidate. Elections dot have to be chaotic though, we can work to ensure that peaceful elections are maintained. Some of the ways of ensuring peaceful elections include:
Advocating for peace
This is one of the most successful ways of ensuring a peaceful election. It is good to preach to the council members about a peaceful elections and ways of ensuring a peaceful election. If they hear about it more often and know the importance of it then they are likely to practice it. If we hear something time and time again it sticks into our subconscious and we are likely to do it.
Beef up security of the place during election
As much as maybe there are normally security personnel on site during other days or other occasions, it is better to beef up security during elections to make sure that chaos and whatever conflicts are under control. When people see security personnel on site, they are more likely to behave.
Lack of order is a major cause of conflicts during elections. Having a good order will make people to be orderly and behave which will likely lead to peaceful elections. Proper planning and communication are the most important to make sure that you have order during council elections.
Have a body to govern the elections
Having a central body governing the elections makes things way easier even for the council. This will help in ensuring more order and harmonization during elections and will even help people in making the right choice in terms of leaders. It is due to this reason that nonprofit organizations such as Philadelphia 3.0 have come up. It is a political organization that is trying to change the face of council leadership. They understand the importance of good leadership and that is why they took charge. They do the vetting and govern the elections to make sure the elections are peaceful and people get the right leaders.
If every place had good leaders then there would be more development, which is why we need good council leaders.