PCS General Secretary election: look out for your postal ballot paper

07 Nov 2019

The PCS General Secretary election is now underway and you should receive your ballot paper in the post in the next few days.

The election runs until noon on 12 December and it’s a really important election for us because it determines who runs your union for the next 5 years. We want as many people as possible to participate. The more members who vote, the stronger our union will be.

All 3 candidates’ election addresses are on the PCS website so have a read of those, have a think about what each of the candidates is saying and cast your vote.

By law this election is by postal ballot so once you receive your ballot paper cast your vote and return it in the pre-paid envelope in your ballot pack.

All ordinary members of the union who are members as at 25 November are eligible to vote. It’s very important that members vote in this election and that PCS branches encourage a good turnout. A good turnout in our elections strengthens the union and helps our representatives stand up for members.

Replacement ballot papers

If you haven’t received a ballot paper by 14 November then you should email balloting@pcs.org.uk remembering to include your membership or national insurance number, name and address including postcode to request a replacement. The deadline for requesting replacements is 5pm on 4 December.

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The general secretary position is a highly influential one, and will be the person leading the negotiations on your pay, pensions, and terms and conditions. The more of us that vote in this election, the stronger the mandate the winning candidate will have.

Take part and have your say about who runs our union for the next 5 years.

Find out more on the election page.

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