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Federation elections: voting open

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    All Federation members can now vote to choose who they want to be their workplace representatives. 

    Voting opened at midnight with elections being held within all but nine of the 43 branches of the Police Federation of England and Wales. In the other nine forces - Cambridgeshire, City of London, Durham, Essex, Lancashire, Norfolk, Northamptonshire, Suffolk and Surrey – fewer officers put themselves forward for election than the actual force allocation.

    In the West Midlands, 76 officers are seeking election to the 58 seats available.

    “Please have your say by taking part in these elections,” says Tom Cuddeford, chair of West Midlands Police Federation, “For the first time in the Federation’s history, the elections are being administered electronically and all members should be soon receiving their unique code and details on how to cast their vote via their PNN email address.”

    Voting is open for three weeks, closing at 11.59pm on Wednesday 21 March, with the results being announced on 28 March.

    Those elected will form the West Midlands Police Federation Branch Council with a smaller group then being elected to form an executive – the Branch Board. Other key dates are:

    3 - 11 April

    Branch Board nominations open

    15 - 23 April

    Branch Board voting open

    27 April

    Branch Board election results

    1 - 11 May

    Branch Chair nominations open

    14 - 30 May

    Branch Chair voting open

    31 May

    Branch Chair election results


    Who can vote?

    Any members can vote as long as they were a member of the Federation two months before nominations open – so on 1 December 2017. Also, unless otherwise stated, you can vote in elections in which you are standing.

    How to vote

    Information on how to vote and each member's personal Unique Voting Code (UVC) is currently being sent directly to their PNN email addresses, with distribution scheduled to complete by tomorrow morning. Using their UVC, members can log on and vote via www.mi-vote.com.  

     

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