Election tactics: voting and campaigns

What's more important in an election – that the candidate you like most wins? Or that the candidate you dislike most doesn't? And should political parties aim their campaigns at everyone? Or just those who might be persuaded to vote for them?

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About this lesson

Use this one-hour Headline lesson to help your students:

  • Discuss why someone might choose to vote tactically in an election
  • Explore what tactics political parties might try during their campaigns
  • Understand how the outcome of an election might be affected by different tactics

This lesson develops the following skill:


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