Delivering democracy to millions: The 2019 Local and European Parliament elections by numbers

Sunday night’s (26th May) European Parliament election count drew to a close this nationwide election season, marking another significant accomplishment for electoral teams across the UK.

Working with our customers, we’ve seen first-hand how capably and efficiently such teams delivered the election that was never meant to be, despite the challenges of short notice, EC6s, the EU Information Exchange and, for many, the immediacy of delivering an election for the continent so soon after a local election. We know it’s no mean feat, which is why our latest blog covers just five of the main challenges facing today’s electoral administrators.

As the dust begins to settle on the locals and the EPE, we’re proud to have supported our customers in delivering democracy to their electorates – from the provision of our EMS and Election Trainer to Print and PVMS. And, we know that following months of hard work and preparation, post-poll activities are now underway for most electoral administrators, in parallel with arrangements for the forthcoming canvass and the canvass reform data test.

Once again, we express our admiration to everyone involved in delivering the May 2019 elections and thank all our customers who took the time to say ‘thank you’ to the team in return. Here are just some of the comments we’ve received:

“A big thank you to all the Idox team for your support over the busy and difficult last few months.” – Simon Copley, Democratic Services Manager, Ryedale District Council

“Thank you to all of the team for their assistance and at times patience over the two elections that we have had to endure.” – Louise Potter, Elections Manager, Sedgemoor District Council

“Thanks to the Idox Elections staff for all your help over the last few weeks.” Mhairi MacPherson, Dunbartonshire and Argyll & Bute Valuation Joint Board

Published on: 31 May 2019

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