Trade Unions

Trade Union Elections

Electoral Reform Services and the Trade Union movement have a history stretching back over 100 years. We are proud to be the trusted provider of ballot and election services for 90% of the UK’s trade unions.

We began administering ballots for rail and mining unions more than a century ago. We therefore offer unrivalled knowledge of the relevant statutes governing trade union ballots since the introduction of legislation in the 1980’s.

ERS is the UK’s leading independent provider of end-to-end ballot, election and voter registration services and we are specified as an independent scrutineer in Acts of Parliament. Our reputation brings integrity to your election processes and we can help you keep pace with change using compliant processes for all ballots, from senior officer positions to industrial action.

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We have a deep understanding of the legislation in the trade union sector and how it must be applied. So, when legislation changes to allow alternative methods of voting, the team at ERS is well placed to help you.

Contact us to find out how we can help you administer your ballots and maximize engagement with your members.

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What our client thinks

Smooth, efficient service and very friendly, helpful staff.

Bakers Food and Allied Workers Union (BFAWU)

A selection of clients within the sector

Royal College of Nursing
Unite the Union
Alex Lonie, Associate Director

Alex Lonie
Sector Manager