26 November 2021

HMCTS ballot: Have you voted?

What to do if you haven’t received instructions on how to vote in the consultative ballot over Common Platform.

Our electronic consultative ballot opened on 15 November and closes at 12 noon on Thursday 2 December. The ballot is to ask members if they agree to support our demands about Common Platform, the digital case management system introduced in September last year, which has been beset by technical problems and delays.

The ballot has been sent to members who are identified on our membership database as legal advisors and court associates.

Balloting packs were sent out to personal email addresses from balloting@pcs.org.uk. Check your junk/spam folder if you don’t think you have received anything.

If you don’t have a personal email address registered with PCS you should have received voting instructions by post to your home address.

If you haven’t had an email, or have deleted it by accident, you can apply for a replacement by emailing balloting@pcs.org.uk with either your membership or national insurance number and your personal e-mail address. Please put “HMCTS” as the subject.

The cut-off date for requests is no later than 5 pm on Monday 29 November.

New members who join PCS between before Monday 29 November will automatically be included in the ballot and will receive an email.