Profession election agent

Election agents manage a political candidate's campaign and oversee the operations of elections to ensure accuracy. They develop strategies to support candidates and persuade the public to vote for the candidate they represent. They conduct research to gauge which image and ideas would be most advantageous for the candidate to present to the public in order to secure the most votes.

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Personality Type

Knowledge

  • Election law

    The regulations concerning the procedures during elections, such as voting regulations, campaign regulations, which procedures candidates must follow, how votes are counted, and other electoral procedures.

  • Political campaigning

    The procedures involved in conducting a succesful political campaign, such as the specific research methods, promotional tools, liaising with the public, and other strategic aspects concerning the organising and conducting of political campaigns.

Skills

  • Monitor political campaigns

    Monitor the methods applied in the conducting of a political campaign to ensure all the regulations are adhered to, such as the regulations concerning campaign financing, promotional methods, and other campaign procedures.

  • Communicate with media

    Communicate professionally and present a positive image while exchanging with media or potential sponsors.

  • Perform public relations

    Perform public relations (PR) by managing the spread of information between an individual or an organisation and the public.

  • Monitor elections

    Monitor the proceedings on the day of elections to ensure that the voting process and the counting process occur according to regulations.

  • Advise politicians on electoral procedures

    Advise politicians before and during elections on campaigning procedures and on the politician's public presentation and courses of action which may beneficially influence elections.

  • Advise on public relations

    Advise business or public organisations on public relations management and strategies in order to ensure efficient communication with target audiences, and proper conveying of information.

  • Analyse election procedures

    Analyse the proceedings during elections and campaigns in order to monitor the voting behaviour of the public, identify ways in which the election campaign can be improved for politicians, and to predict the election outcomes.

  • Liaise with politicians

    Liaise with officials fulfilling important political and legislative roles in governments in order to ensure productive communication and build relations.

Optional knowledge and skills

prepare presentation material develop professional network solicit event publicity manage fundraising activities advertising techniques maintain relationships with government agencies develop media strategy establish collaborative relations political science coordinate advertising campaigns fix meetings coordinate events create campaign schedule influence voting behaviour advise on public image develop promotional tools promote political campaign conduct public surveys

Source: Sisyphus ODB