Co-operatives

Co-operative Elections

At Electoral Reform Services, we have been working on co-operative elections for over 20 years. We understand the challenges the co-operative sector faces in engaging with your members and we have the experience to help you maximise turnout.

Our teams deliver over 3000 voting projects every year, approximately one third of which are online. We have been at the forefront of digital democracy since 2000 when we ran the first online voting project in the UK, but we offer a comprehensive range of digital and postal voting services to help you cater for all audiences.

Whether your co-operative is planning a ballot or council election, an AGM or a proxy vote, we can support you from start to finish.

We have a wealth of experience in designing, printing and processing election documents and ballot papers. Our agile digital ERSvotes Platform is proven to engage members, with a user-friendly dashboard, bespoke reporting and website analytics, to help you monitor progress. In addition to these services, we are recognised as the UK’s leading independent scrutineer.

Our wide range of services for co-operatives includes:

Call us on 020 8365 8909 or get in touch to find out how our secure, end-to-end voting service can help your co-operative deliver transparent elections and maximise turnout.

Find out how we helped The Midcounties Co-operative to ensure that their annual Board and MSC (Membership Strategy Committee) election process ran smoothly, while maximising membership engagement and turnout.

You might also like to read our recent blog post, a Q&A with Elliot Roberts, Head of Sector for Co-operatives at ERS, ahead of this year’s Co-operatives UK Practitioners Forum.

What our client thinks

We enjoy working with ERS and look forward to building on this progress. The ERS team is pro-active with new ideas and constantly looks for ways to enhance the ERSvotes system. So we can be confident our processes will keep pace with change, if not, be ahead of the curve.


Edward Parker, Deputy Secretary and legal principle – Midcounties Co-operative

A selection of clients within the sector

Southern Co-op
Co-op
Central England Co-op
The Midcounties Co-operative
Elliot Roberts, Associate Director

Elliot Roberts
Head of Sector