4) INFORM AND POLL THE
VOTERS WITH THE OPTIONS
The plan here is to assemble all the views on the issues
identified on the www.RegionalReferendum.org website library.
Each side will be offered pages to enter their “marketing”
information. Groups on the YES and NO sides with their own
interactive information pages, audio comments and links.
This would be for views promoted by that particular side
that are not necessarily accepted as facts by their opponents.
Within the normal realms of decency and legality, any view
can be floated here.
In addition to this there will be Impartial Pages –
showing the issues, as they develop, identified by the opposing
points of view and the public at large with replies and
justifications to support the issues.
These issues and responses would be monitored to ensure
that only those comments that were fact, agreed or able
to be substantiated would be included here.
Contact has been made with the Talking Newspaper Association
to see if we can link up the ElectionsUK audio clips and
package them to offer to their blind and partially sited
Non English speakers will be catered for where possible
and the material be made available to assist integration
into our democratic processes for new arrivals to the region.
Closer to the Referendum vote, a decision will be made whether
to arrange for a printed summary of the agreed issues could
be posted to every household in the region or included in
ElectionsUK and YOUGOV are working together to produce valid
local “YOURVOICE” polling both online and by
other means, as YOUGOV did in Baghdad shortly after the
“end” of main hostilities. Any part of the poll
carried out manually would be converted by ElectionsUK /
YOUGOV / Democratic Services staff to be put online. This
would allow the full YOUGOV systems to get the correct demographics
included and produce a very quick result. A series of these
could be carried out identifying the opinions in the different
parts of the region as well as the whole. The questions
will be agreed by YES & NO sides to minimise accusations
These polls can be analyzed by age, profile and locality.