I mean, I get a lot of use out of my website, so of course I’m going to say that. At the last Election, there were plenty of candidates who didn’t have websites, and it did them no harm. But I couldn’t imagine going into this Election without one.
I say that because the States manifesto and web page will be useful ways of introducing yourself to voters, but you are bound to want to tell them more about who you are and what you stand for.
You have options for doing that. You could take part in the various surveys, media supplements and so on that are bound to come out during the campaign period. You could print your own manifesto and post it (or deliver it – if you have a team!) out to Island households. Or you could make sure that your website is on every other bit of campaign material you have, so that voters who are interested in finding out more about you have somewhere to go.
If you have a website, you can explain your policies and principles in more detail. You can upload videos, audio, graphics or anything else you want to, and link to these from a range of social media accounts. You are the sole author and editor, so you can be confident that nothing you say will be misprinted or misrepresented.
Basically, I just think a website is an ideal one-stop-shop for voters who want to find out a bit more about you, and I would want to make the most of it in this Election campaign.
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