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nickjames's picture
Last seen: 12 hours 15 min ago
Joined: 12/10/2013 - 18:16
Council election

A bit late I know but I have just got around to voting online for the Association's Officers, Trustees and Council. It was very straightforward, particularly since I had read the paper version describing each candidate beforehand. I have always been disappointed in the past at the low number of members who decide to vote so it would be nice to see a step change this year, particularly since this is the first year that you can vote online. If anyone hasn't voted yet then please do so this year. There are quite a few new candidates and your votes will really make a difference.

I received my instructions on how to vote along with a personalised link in an email from Electoral Reform Services on August 1st. Ignore the bit that says "Voting closes on August 1st"!


Andy Wilson's picture
Last seen: 2 hours 59 min ago
Joined: 29/03/2014 - 16:05
Council election closing date

Just to avoid any ambiguity, voting closes on Monday 15th October at 23:59 BST, though don't delay your vote to the last minute :-)

Nick, I will contact you privately to ask you to forward me the email you received. On the day voting officially opened, a few of us were sent voting emails in the morning so we could give everything one final check before the bulk emails were sent out. I just checked my email and it states Monday 15th October. It worries me that perhaps the bulk email to members contained the wrong date.

I am glad you found the email process straightforward. I echo your sentiments asking members to vote for the great selection of candidates we have this year.



Andy Wilson's picture
Last seen: 2 hours 59 min ago
Joined: 29/03/2014 - 16:05
Wrong closing date when viewing as plain text

The problem has been identified as 1st August being stated when viewing the email in plain text format, but 15th October showing correctly when viewing the email in html format. We have informed ERS so they can fix this in future emails.


stevebosley's picture
Last seen: 6 days 3 hours ago
Joined: 26/07/2014 - 08:29
Voter Eligibility

I just checked back and I do have this email from 1st August - I will be voting asap. Actually I got the email twice! Once to me as an individual member and once to me as the registered contact for my affiliated society.

Can we please clarify if affiliated societies have a (single) vote - I didn't think they did 

Steve B

callump's picture
Last seen: 2 hours 31 min ago
Joined: 03/01/2014 - 12:25

Having examined the governing document, affiliated societies do not have a vote - any vote from an affiliated society will not be counted.

Voting is open until October 15th, so still time for members to get your vote in - either electronically or by post.