British Sociological Association

UK Engage Increases Its Election Activity For The British Sociological Association

 

Enhancing election participation with a range of multi-channel election services for three association elections

Client:

The British Sociological Association (BSA) is the largest sociological network in the UK. The association promotes the study of sociology, supports sociologists, and is the public face of sociology in Britain.

Democratic Project:

The British Sociological Association has many different groups which make up its total membership. With numerous democratic processes happening across the association, the BSA needed an electoral services provider that had experience of working with professional bodies, running multiple elections simultaneously, and that was capable of achieving election participation among its members.

Solution:

For the three elections administered on behalf of the British Sociological Association, UK Engage recommended individual solutions for each election, in order to meet The BSA’s objectives and improve election participation, the solutions included: –

  • Printed nomination and ballots packs
  • STV electronic voting site
  • Email channel used to distribute voting credentials
  • Online nomination form

Results

Election participation was achieved in each of the three contests. The Trustee Board Election had a 20% voter turnout. The Race & Ethnicity Study Group Govenor Election gained more than twice as many candidates than seats and achieved a voter turnout of 27%. ‘Sociology’ Associate Board Election received 149 nominations for 17 seats. The voter turnout was 69% which illustrates a high level of participation from the eligible voters.

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Trustee Board Voter Turnout

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Governor Election Voter Turnout

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Sociology Ass. Board Voter Turnout

Client Testimonial

“We always receive an excellent service from UK Engage. My account manager is always on hand to recommend different ways we can engage with our members and make our elections more successful. The introduction of the online elements has complimented the traditional postal packs, which remain a part of our democratic process.”

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