#1
Okay, Pit.
I'm trying to get elected as the 9th grade representative for student council. Four representatives are elected for each grade. There are 5 people running (including me). So, it seems pretty doable, right? That's what I thought until I realized that of the 5 people running, 4 are from M Jr. High, and I am from W. Jr. High. So 80% of the freshmen are from M Jr. High, and they're friends with the 4 candidates from their school. Virtually nobody knows me, or at least, not enough to beat the M. kids. The ballot is open to only freshmen, so I don't have to worry about pleasing the seniors, sophomores and juniors. The election is next monday, and we have to create a campaign video. How can I get elected, pit?

Here are some of my ideas:
Make a flyer
Make posters
Give out candy

inb4 rape.

Any help's appreciated.

EDIT: I don't have many friends yet since it's only the second week.
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Last edited by mclies at Sep 20, 2008,
#4
Guys, c'mon.. It's the second week of school, I'm making some friends, but I haven't made enough yet to win. That's why I'm asking for advice.

And the buttons idea is good. Thanks man.
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#6
Pay people to vote for you.
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#7
You need a catchy jingle
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#9
I got elected grade 9 rep last year by showing my penis to girls.
#10
Don't bother. I'll bet you any money you won't win, and it's a waste of time anyway.
#11
Haha, the music and jingle is actually a good idea. Maybe I could write a little song, and then add a campaign slogan. Thanks for the good (serious) idea.
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#12
Get a picture of your rivals and say 'Don't vote for ______, he/she touches kids. Vote for _______ instead."

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#13
spread nasty rumors about whichever of the other kids is least popular
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spread nasty rumors about whichever of the other kids is least popular

From what I hear, one of the kids was a big know it all, and a lot of the school hated him. How can I exploit this, without getting caught?
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#15
Student council elections are a popularity contest. So if someone who is running has more friends than you a few posters around school ain't gonna do much except maybe making you look like someone who is trying too hard. You have to realize that maybe you can't win. Plus anyways, why is Student Council such a big deal? especially in the 9th grade?
Isn't it just a bunch of preppy kids sitting around thinking of stupid ideas for themed school days like "Wacky Hat Day!!" or the all time favorite(major sarcasm) "Pajama Day!!!"
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Student council elections are a popularity contest. So if someone who is running has more friends than you a few posters around school ain't gonna do much except maybe making you look like someone who is trying too hard. You have to realize that maybe you can't win. Plus anyways, why is Student Council such a big deal? especially in the 9th grade?
Isn't it just a bunch of preppy kids sitting around thinking of stupid ideas for themed school days like "Wacky Hat Day!!" or the all time favorite(major sarcasm) "Pajama Day!!!"

Yeah, I kinda have realized that. But I'm not one to give up, so I'm going to give it my all, even if I don't get it. I want to get elected to try to actually change it. Instead of doing the events, actually doing what the kids want, etc.
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From what I hear, one of the kids was a big know it all, and a lot of the school hated him. How can I exploit this, without getting caught?

talk crazy shit about him to all your friends, and if 80% of the kids are from the other school but all the other candidates are from that school they might split the vote enough to give you a chance
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talk crazy shit about him to all your friends, and if 80% of the kids are from the other school but all the other candidates are from that school they might split the vote enough to give you a chance

That just might work. Because if there were one or two really popular ones, they might get at least 50% of the vote, and then I could get by with about 20%. Great idea, thanks man. Now I just have to figure out how to get the 20% of the vote.

Edit: Good idea doing the favor part. Kinda like bribery.
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#20
cupcakes with "Vote For _____" on them

also, make some ridiculous posters with your face and name on them.
#21
make all your campaign stuff hilarious.
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#23
try to win your part of the school, the W, you said you were in. then do what you can to get any votes out of the other one, the M. try to split their votes hopefully that will happen. get what you can. free candy or promise days off school or something. lie, lie alot. make promises you know you cant keep. who cares, they cant impeach you just get everyone either laughing or excited. your get swing votes.
#24
Don't do anything that could be used for blackmail during the campaigns.

There's an election going on at my friend's school, And someone anonomously submitted a video to the principal of 2 other contenders paddling a 10th grader and drinking, And they were disqualified.
#25
make a gimmick of memorizing everybodies names. go around to everybody and ask them for their name and tell them ur running for student council and your trying to memorize everyones names. a kid in my school did that (800 names total) and actually won.


also +1 to the other stuff
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#27
Thank you so much you guys. These look like good tips. I'm gonna start the official campaign monday, so hopefully it will work. I'll keep you posted.
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#31
diss the other candidates and shoop incriminating pictures of them, then relate them to dogs and apes.
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Take it from a guy who was on 8th grade student council 2 years ago, its a ****ing waste of your life unless your future proffesion is being bored at useless brainstorms and building really gay floats.

It sucks, it really sucks

But here's the deal if you want to win things like this you have to get buzz going, so I'm assuming your going up against 4 preppy popular people, just walk up to the podium for your speech and say vote for me cuz I'm not a preppy asshole, and everyone will be like lolz that kid is badass I will vote him in to piss off the school administration
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#33
Tell everyone to vote for you and you'll make it legal to cum blood in school.
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#34
Well, you said you have to make a campaign video, so make a kickass video!! I'm actually the returning class president and running for it again, so you should really consider my advice here. Make sure you state all your criteria in your video and make it look cool. Make sure to mention everything positve about your academics, athletics, and music inluding awards and accomplishments. Also it helps if you can kinda make yourself kinda look popular for a week or so during the election period. Hope I helped.
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Well, you said you have to make a campaign video, so make a kickass video!! I'm actually the returning class president and running for it again, so you should really consider my advice here. Make sure you state all your criteria in your video and make it look cool. Make sure to mention everything positve about your academics, athletics, and music inluding awards and accomplishments. Also it helps if you can kinda make yourself kinda look popular for a week or so during the election period. Hope I helped.

Okay, that seems doable. Thanks for the serious advice. I'll have to figure out how to get all of that in under a minute.
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#36
Lie about what you are going to do, or make it so rediculous everyone will vote for you because you're funny.
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#37
Be popular enough to get the student vote, or be nerdy/enough of a slut to get the faculty to rig it for you.

Happened at my school. We wanted to elect some major stoner just because it'd be funny, and almost everyone voted for him. The faculty then told us that some slut won, because she'll do the whole "Oh my gosh, do you remember all those times at prom?" BS routine instead of going on stage and being like "Shit, I'm too stoned for this. Where the hell am I? One time I saw Bigfoot, and a UFO!"
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#38
well you could do what they do in real elections and launch a massive smear campaign which says that your oppenents can't be trusted, are secret muslims that are also secretly al queda operatives or your oppenent is too much of a risk.

do this through fliers and word of mouth. then what you want to do is organize a rally where you have all your supporters stand in lines chanting your name. you need to make yourself a religious figure and not just a student council hopeful, your supporters have to worship you.

you should title your capmaign (your name) uber (yourschool)

oh and you need a symbol to represent yourself. may i suggest some sort of predatory bird

if your not expelled you should win
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