Eleven Keys to Success
Make sure timing is appropriate to have a local election.
Have a specific plan in place and be prepared to handle the upcoming election.
Make sure the issue is a simple issue, not too complicated to comprehend.
Identify a champion or someone local in charge of the campaign voters can connect with.
Make sure there are clear benefits to the voters. "What's in it for them?" Clearly answer this question.
It's essential that there is a public involvement plan that is strategic and inclusive.
Listen to Community
Keep your eyes and ears open throughout the election process. Be prepared to answer the concerns of the community quickly.
Your plan should include a regional balance of transportation options.
Your plan should be responsible and show accountability. No "blank check" proposals.
Be creative in deciding the proposal you plan to put before voters. Ensure that you have considered all options.
Make sure your proposal will provide adequate funding for your project or your proposal.