Trade Union Elections and Ballots
UK Engage is one of the few companies that have been approved by The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy to administer independent scrutineer services for statutory trade union elections and ballots.
Trade Union Elections and Ballots:
- Industrial action ballots
- Executive election ballots
- Mergers and demerger ballots
- Recognition and derecognition ballots
- Board elections
As one of the most experienced independent scrutineers in the country and a leading provider of statutory printed ballot papers, we provide a full end-to-end trade union ballot and election administration service. We also provide ballot administration for non-statutory trade union ballots, and, where rules allow, have used our e-voting technology to conduct certain types of contests.
Trade Union Ballot Printing:
Our parent company Print Image Network, has a strong heritage of printing electoral stationery for local authorities. Therefore, we are more than qualified to carry out trade union printing. As a result, when coupled with our experience in providing scrutineer services, we are the fastest growing scrutineer for the trade union sector.
A Digitally Future-Proof Independent Scrutineer:
Although the use of electronic voting isn’t currently allowed by law for statutory trade union elections and ballots, we have our own electronic voting system, which can be utilised to run trade union ballots as and when the law changes (or for non-statutory contests). We have a leading, secure e-voting platform and welcomed the recommendation for e-voting testing set out in Sir Ken Knight’s Electronic balloting for industrial action: Knight Review, in 2017.
Partnership with the GFTU:
UK Engage is partners with the General Federation of Trade Unions, which is a friendly democratic organisation responsive to the needs of affiliated trade unions. As part of the partnership, we offer a discounted ballot rate to GFTU affiliates. To find out more about our services for trade union elections and ballots, please feel free to contact the union team.