Vote in PCS NEC elections from 19 April

13 Apr 2018

Elections for the PCS national executive committee (NEC), our union's governing body, open on Thursday and it’s vital you cast your vote and have your say. 

Each year, PCS members vote to elect the NEC, which is responsible for running our union in line with the policies established by members through national annual delegate conferences and membership ballots. It is important that members vote in these elections.

Elections for the NEC are statutory elections and are required by law to be a postal ballot only.

The independent scrutineers, Electoral Reform Services (ERS) will send all eligible members NEC ballot papers and a booklet, containing election addresses of candidates standing for:

  • president
  • deputy president and vice presidents
  • NEC ordinary member seats.

Candidates’ election addresses will also be published shortly online on the NEC elections 2018 page.   

Members are entitled to the following votes:

  • President – 1 vote.
  • Deputy and vice presidents – 4 votes, the candidate securing the highest number of votes shall be elected deputy president and the 3 candidates securing the next highest number of votes shall be elected vice presidents. It is intended that each of these shall be employed by a different employer.
  • Ordinary member seats – 30 votes, at least two seats are intended to be filled by black members and no more than 8 seats are to be filled by candidates from the same employer.

The number of branch nominations received for each candidate is listed with each election address.

Return your completed ballot paper in the envelope provided as soon as you can.

It must be received by the independent scrutineers no later than noon on 10 May. Ballot papers received after this date will not be included in the count of votes. Results will be announced the following day.

If you haven't received your NEC ballot pack by 27 April you should request a replacement by emailing

The email must contain your membership or national insurance number along with your ballot address, including postcode. This is to enable us to check the details we hold for you on Commix and update them as required before issuing a replacement. Alternatively you can call balloting on 020 7801 2810, please have either your membership or National Insurance number to hand. The cut-off date for replacement requests is 5pm on Wednesday, 2 May.

Take up your democratic right to vote in these elections. It’s your union, have your say in who runs it.

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