Time to vote in Federation elections.

All Federation members can now vote to choose who they want to be their workplace representatives.

Voting opened at midnight with elections being held within all but nine of the 43 branches of the Police Federation of England and Wales. In the other nine forces - Cambridgeshire, City of London, Durham, Essex, Lancashire, Norfolk, Northamptonshire, Suffolk and Surrey – fewer officers put themselves forward for election than the actual force allocation.

In Bedfordshire, 23 officers are seeking election to the 20 seats available.

“Please have your say by taking part in these elections,” says Jim Mallen, chair of Bedfordshire Police Federation, “For the first time in the Federation’s history, the elections are being administered electronically and all members should now have received their unique code and details on how to cast their vote via their PNN email address.”

Voting is open for three weeks, closing at 11.59pm on Wednesday 21 March, with the results being announced on 28 March. Those elected will form the Bedfordshire Police Federation Branch Council with a smaller group then being elected to form an executive – the Branch Board. Other key dates are:

  • 3 - 11 April - Branch Board nominations open
  • 15 - 23 April - Branch Board voting open
  • 27 April - Branch Board election results
  • 1 - 11 May - Branch chair nominations open
  • 14 - 30 May - Branch chair voting open
  • 31 May - Branch chair election results

Who can vote?

Any members can vote as long as they were a member of the Federation two months before nominations open – so on 1 December 2017. Also, unless otherwise stated, you can vote in elections in which you are standing.

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