Electing Governors, consulting staff, or canvassing service users present major challenges for any Trust. You need to project professionalism and produce reliable and robust results, often in a climate of falling turnout and lack of engagement in the face of rising costs.
Democracy Counts are experts at running managed elections and consultations using a range of channels of communication that encourage participation. We are proud to share a case study of our work to date with Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust to provide fully managed electoral services for elections of their Governors.
We have now successfully completed a full range of elections of Governors in a cross section of Public, Service User, Medical and Clinical constituencies which were conducted as all postal ballots using the Single Transferable Vote (STV) system and have just received Board approval for the introduction of e-voting later this year to increase voter choice and turnout still further and drive down costs.
Caroline Burgin, the Board Support Officer, said:
"Democracy Counts knew our constitution better than we did! I was expertly guided through every step of the election process by Democracy Counts. They were always on hand to alleviate and resolve any concerns that I had. The process was painless!"
With our market leading technology, professional expertise and unrivalled customer service we are the perfect partner to work with you in driving up turnout and driving down costs. When you engage with us you access a heritage of success in the field of democratic engagement.