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Supplier Management Audit Gives you confidence in your processes Ensures quality of electoral products/services Minimises risk Maximises value for money more »


Procurement Services Source the best suppliers Achieve the right SLA Minimise risk Maximise value for money Be confident in your processes more »


Expert personnel support Election delivery IER implementation Election technology more »

Supplier Management Audit

Who is it for? Returning Officers Election professionals

Modern Democracy's 'Supplier Management Audit' is specially designed to help electoral service professionals to take control of their elections, through better management of electoral events, monitoring and controlling suppliers, particularly the key role of election print supplier. Contact us »

What's involved? Evaluation Process Planning Recommendations Tasks/Actions
The 'Supplier Management Audit' will provide a strategy which focuses on identifying areas of risk within the election delivery and production process. We will help you to focus on the key tasks and delivery timelines, ensuring full transparency. To ensure that your processes have a strong foundation, we will provide you with a strategy for developing a strong relationship with your suppliers, which is based on partnership and good communication. Contact us »
Key benefits Gives you confidence in your processes Ensures quality of electoral product/services Minimises risk Maximises value for money
The key benefits to using Modern Democracy's 'Supplier Management Audit' will be to give you total confidence in your overall processes; to minimise the risk of delays and to ensure the delivery of high quality products, on schedule and within budget. Essentially it's about empowering you to deliver great elections. Contact us »

Procurement Services

Who is it for? Returning Officers Election professionals
As Returning Officer or an election professional, you will be well aware of the complex demands and timelines involved in procuring election suppliers. Modern Democracy will help you to navigate through the key steps in the critical path and identify potential pitfalls that can present from within your organisation or from external sources. Contact us »
What's involved? Evaluation Process Planning Recommendations Tasks/Actions
We will work with you to establish where and how we can best help you. Together we will agree the terms of reference, criteria to measure the value of our service and the outcomes. We will help prepare a procurement specification, which will put you on a pathway to procuring the right election supplier with the most appropriate service level agreement. Contact us »
Key benefits Be confident in your procurement processes Get the best supplier Achieve the right SLA Minimise risk Maximise value for money
Our procurement service will ensure that you have a procurement process which meets current legislation and technology requirements, reduces the time to procure, gets the best election supplier with the right service level agreement and ultimately achieves best value for money. Contact us »

Support Services

Election Delivery Modern Democracy provides personnel at key times during election planning, procurement and delivery phases. Personnel can be made available to you for short term periods, either as part of a planned process, or as part of your contingency planning to provide cover for key workers at critical stages in the project plan. Contact us »
Support for Individual Electoral Registration Changing the current system of electoral registration to put the onus of responsibility on the individual is a significant move away from the current system. Modern Democracy can work with electoral registration officers and other partners to assist in the delivery of a successful transition, to what will be the biggest change in the way people register to vote. Contact us »
Election Technology Modern Democracy's knowledge of voting technology and IT can help reduce the administrative burden of elections as well as ensuring the security, integrity and accuracy of the results. Our industry knowledge helps us to effectively communicate your needs to prospective suppliers, so you get the right IT solution to help you deliver great elections. Contact us »

About Us

Electoral Services Consultants

Modern Democracy takes the stress out of supplier management. We deliver processes which are designed to meet the needs of the voter and puts the Returning Officer in charge. Modern Democracy offers a comprehensive range of services and consultancy packages to help electoral services professionals manage supplier information and reduce supply chain risk, as well as helping suppliers to manage compliance, improve their performance and efficiency. Contact us on 028 7186 7631 to discuss how we can help you or email us using the contact form below.

Siobhan Donaghy CEO

siobhan-donaghy-profileAs a director of the company, Siobhan is a highly motivated professional with over 15 years experience in the IT sector, 13 of which have been dedicated to the elections industry. Siobhan was a founding director of Opt2vote Ltd, a leading UK based company, which provided services in the electoral software and services sector. When Opt2vote was acquired by Idox in 2012, Siobhan was appointed as the Head of Commercial with Idox Elections. Prior to the sale of Opt2vote, Siobhan was Chief Technical Officer and a member of the Board of Directors. Siobhan was extensively involved in the design and development of Opt2vote's pioneering e-voting solution deployed in UK government pilots in May 2003 and 2007 and was responsible for the integration and development of the e-voting application, as well as the development of the interactive Digital TV, Internet and SMS voting channels. Siobhan has managed numerous complex election projects throughout her career, such as the electronic voting and counting modernisation pilots in 2007, and the UK election managed services deliveries from 2008-2013. Furthermore, Siobhan was instrumental in the delivery of the electronic counting project in Scotland in 2012 where 32 local authorities all successfully delivered an election in a day.
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Find out, how we might be able to help you, deliver a great election. Please get in touch with outline details of your enquiry and we'll get back to you with some ideas on how we can help. We look forward to hearing from you at Modern Democracy.
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