If states are moving to an all-mail election, what does that mean for the citizen-led campaign committees advocating for school district bond measures and other referenda? Do all-mail elections provide advantages to districts seeking additional funding?
Beyond Your Base (BYB) is a public affairs and pre-referendum consulting group that Wight & Company launched in 2019. When integrated with our facility assessment and master planning process, such pre-referendum work helps public entities seeking funding for capital improvements achieve a higher level of coordination and efficiency in preparing for a possible referendum.
BYB Managing Director Paul Hanley has created an insightful new document, "Do Bond Election Strategies Change If States Move to All-Mail Elections?" In it, he explores the following:
- Election day is not on election day
- All-mail elections are somewhat easier to manage
- It’s like riding a wave for three weeks
- Tracking tools help stretch a campaign’s budget
- No, your referendum is not suddenly a slam dunk
Download a PDF of the document to learn more about each of these important topics.
As a result of COVID-19, both challenges and opportunities have arisen for BYB’s clients as well as the citizen-led campaign committees tasked with advocating for bond ballot measures. A recent article by Paul that appeared in District Administration captures a behind-the-scenes look at campaign-related decisions being made during the pandemic. Combined with a new 10-parts series on election strategy that BYB will be introducing soon, this content provides a comprehensive yet concise examination of key challenges facing the electorate in a year that's witnessed extraordinary circumstances.