Checklists and contacts

  • Form planning group
  • Decide which election(s) you will feature
  • Research who the candidates are in your area
  • Decide on a format / platform
  • Set date, time and venue
  • Invite candidates and chase up responses
  • Find your a) chair and b) online meeting coordinator
  • Publicise event (registration page, invitation link etc) and ask for question submissions
  • Have a practice run and technical rehearsal

This guidance has been prepared by the Scottish Churches Parliamentary Office, Cytûn – Churches Together in Wales and the Joint Public Issues Team.

We would love to know how you decided to hold your event, who attended, what questions were asked and especially if you tried a new kind of format for engagement.

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Article updated February 2021 by Meg Read and Rodney Coker