4 May 2022

HMRC Group Executive Committee ballot to be re-run

A technical issue means a re-run of the GEC ballot is required, with the ballot to be re-run from 18 May to 7 June 2022. Members need to ensure they vote again.

Because of a technical issue, a candidate’s acceptance of nomination in the Revenue and Customs elections has not been processed and, consequently, the name of the individual was not included in the ballot paper for one of the positions within the group executive committee.

After consulting with the general secretary, it's been agreed that it will be necessary to urgently issue fresh ballot papers and re-run the ballot that opened last week. The posts covered by the re-run are the same as those covered by the original ballot, namely:

  • Deputy Group President (1 to be elected)
  • Deputy Group Secretary (1 to be elected)
  • Assistant Group Secretary (8 to be elected)
  • GEC Ordinary Member (19 to be elected).

Those candidates elected unopposed following the nominations received by the due date are not affected by the required re-run.

Again, to ensure consistency, the ballot constituency data to be used will be the same as that used in the original ballot.

Date of election re-run

The re-run election will open on Wednesday 18 May 2022 and close at 12:00 noon on Tuesday 7 June 2022.

As in the case of the original ballot, where PCS holds a personal email address for you, then you will receive an electronic ballot paper. Where we do not hold a personal email address, members will receive a ballot paper through the post (although this postal ballot paper will also provide you with a code, allowing you to still vote electronically if you choose).

Make sure you vote

PCS takes our democratic responsibilities most seriously, hence the need to re-run this ballot and to ensure that everyone has an equal opportunity to get involved in their union.

As members in HMRC it is your vote that decides who leads PCS in the department over the next year, so it is vital that you make sure you exercise that vote in the re-run ballot.

If you have already voted in the original election (ballot papers began to arrive a few days ago), then you will need to vote again in the re-run ballot.