Members in your branches have until 31 March to register their personal email addresses for PCS’s first electronic ballot.
The new voting system – agreed at last year’s conference – applies to the union’s group executive committee elections being held in April and May. Reps can help by spreading the word ahead of the registration deadline.
Electronic ballots have been shown to potentially increase turnouts in elections, and they also save the union money.
All members should be encouraged to take part by logging in to iMembership and adding their personal email address.
They will then receive notices directly from the election’s independent scrutineers, giving a direct link to the voting site and a security code.
As a back-up for this year, those who don’t log a personal email address with the PCS membership database will still receive a ballot paper to their registered postal address. With that paper they can choose to vote online or by post.
Gathering more personal email addresses on our database also helps the union communicate more effectively with members, without having to rely on employers’ email systems. The details will only be used by PCS for union-related purposes.