Among others, Sonja Marie Jensen, the Social Democrats’ leading candidate in Nyborg, will be ready with volunteer helpers.
Before that, there is a lot of work to lay out a strategy for where and how the posters will go up, and it can be hectic when it starts, she says.
– I have witnessed VUs and DSUs (Venstres Ungdom and Dansk Socialdemokratisk Ungdom, ed.), Who come up to discuss who came first, and older gentlemen who run to get the right one. lamppost.
– Fortunately, there is generally a really good atmosphere, because it is a fun day for everyone who participates, says Sonja Marie Jensen.
She could not imagine doing without the posters.
– Election posters help to create a good atmosphere. They help remind people that there are elections, she says.
However, not everyone agrees. For example, there have been proposals to drop them in Haderslev, Faxe, Høje-Taastrup and Copenhagen.
But in none of the places have local politicians been able to agree on a joint declaration of intent for an election campaign without posters.
Some local party associations and candidates are going solo with the message of dropping the posters. For example, Morten Lond, who stands for the Liberal Party in Aarhus and is behind the website valgplakaternejtak.dk.
But it’s a bad idea if you want votes. According to Associate Professor Karina Kosiara-Pedersen from the Department of Political Science at the University of Copenhagen, the election posters work.
– Previous studies have shown that there is a connection between putting up puppy posters and then one’s personal vote count.
– At the last municipal election, it was the case that in the small municipalities, election posters did not matter, but the larger the municipality, the more they mean, she says.
– Election posters give voters a picture, a name and a party letter, even if they have not asked for it. We can not avoid seeing the posters when we move in the public space, says Karina Kosiara-Pedersen.
In some small municipalities, the election posters have already been dropped. This applies, for example, to Fanø and Læsø.
According to Brian Winther, city councilor for the Danish People’s Party on Læsø, you would probably be unlucky to be noticed here if you hung up a poster.
– There are usually one or two posters for the regional council election right by the ferry so people can see them. But otherwise we do not use it at all here on the island.
– We all know each other, so we do not need election posters at all. It’s not good for the environment either, and it does not look nice, he says.
Brian Winther instead leads election campaigns at debate meetings and through Facebook.
Lone Loklindt, leading candidate for the Radicals in Frederiksberg, has also previously considered dropping the posters. Mostly for the sake of the environment. But the function of the election posters is too important, she believes.
– I think that election posters are some of the most democratic we have, because it is something that all candidates can afford to a greater or lesser extent.
– It is important to me that you think about the environment. But it is also important that everyone actually speaks up and is seen, and that election posters in this way help to make everyone aware that now there are immediate municipal and regional elections, she says.
Source: The Nordic Page