If anybody is standing for election then please read this. It is too late for the upcoming election but the lesson is sincere.
Rule number one: Go door to door. And never go alone. The opposition will sit you down for a cuppa and cake and somebody has to remind you of a compulsory obligation. But people have to look you in the eye and touch you to vote.
Rule number two: Identify who they are. This means ascertaining whether or not they will vote for you. The first question is, "Do I have your vote?" The second question is can I put a sign on your lawn. This will tell you enough to put an x or a y beside their name.
Rule number three: Having identified who is on your side or theirs you need to act. Take all the y's and make sure they are reminded, if need be take them to the polls.
Rule number four: If you don't have more y's than x's conserve your money cause you are gonna lose, unless it rains.
Getting elected is a science, not a toss of the coin.