AMCTO Conference

Date: Sunday June 12 – Wednesday June 15, 2022

Location: The Niagara Hilton Fallsview Resort & Casino
Niagara Falls, Canada

LGA Annual Conference

Date: Tuesday June 28  – Thursday June 30, 2022

Location: Harrogate Convention Centre
King’s Rd, Harrogate

AEA National Seminar

Date: Monday September 12, 2022

Location: Hilton Birmingham Metropole

E-Vote-ID Conference

Date: Tuesday October 4 – Friday October 7, 2022

Location: Bregenz, Austria

The Future of Polling Station Management:
Modern Democracy Webinars

Returning Officers and Electoral Service Managers have been under pressure for a long time: now the pandemic has put the issues you face into sharp focus. Modern Democracy has always been an agent for positive change and so we’re taking this opportunity to host a series of Webinars that focus on the challenges you face and the opportunities for safe, secure, positive polling that we can deliver together. You’ll also hear from local authorities who are already reaping the benefits of Modern Polling, the Digital Poll Clerk.

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Why I chose Modern Polling as an ESM – With Andy Tiffin

Speaker: Andy Tiffin- Modern Democracy Product Ambassador

This has already taken place

Andy worked as Electoral Services Manager for Hart District Council for 18 years and in that time made the move from a paper-based system on polling day to Modern Polling. In this webinar, Andy, now a Product Ambassador with Modern Democracy, explained why he chose Modern Polling and what the future holds for the software with changes such as voter ID coming into law, and how clients direct the products development.

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Plan Ahead for Future Elections Part 2: The Key to Election Success is to Plan Ahead with Modern Polling

Guest Speakers: Graeme Jesty, Returning Officer & Electoral Registration Officer for Gosport Borough Council and Tracey Pannett, Head of Elections for Lewes District and Eastbourne Borough Councils

This has already taken place

In this webinar, Graeme Jesty of Gosport Borough Council, and Tracey Pannett of Lewes District and Eastbourne Borough Councils discussed their experiences using Modern Democracy’s polling solution, how it streamlined their election day, and the benefits of upgrading from a paper-based system. They explained their reasons for committing to the Modern Polling solution technology until the years 2025 and 2024 respectively, and how the technology will help them plan and prepare for any future changes to voting legislation.

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Plan Ahead for Future Elections Part 1

Guest Speaker: Lauren Fairs Browning, Electoral Services Manager from Arun District Council

This has already taken place

In this 30 minute bite-sized webinar, we were delighted to have Lauren Fairs Browning, Electoral Services Manager from Arun District Council as our guest speaker. Lauren discussed her experience and journey in using modern polling in May 2021, her plans or future elections, and how Modern Polling: The Digital Poll Clerk will help support Electoral Services teams with the challenges of the future.

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Investing in a Digital Poll Station

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We were delighted to have Thomas Lynan, Electoral Services Manager from West Lancashire Borough Council. Thomas discussed taking the step to digitise his polling stations for the 2021 elections and his decision to continue using Modern Polling in his upcoming elections through to 2025. He discussed his personal reasons and key benefits to using a digital system and changes it can bring to the electoral environment- specifically voter ID and the potential of a snap parliamentary.

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Running Elections in a COVID World

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In this webinar we were delighted to have Laura Lock, Deputy Chief Executive from AEA.Laura examined the challenges of running elections in May 2021 in light of the potential COVID restrictions, equipping Returning Officers & Electoral Service Managers to assess risk and support their teams in running a safe, robust election.

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Delivery of the Polls in 2021

This has already taken place

In this webinar we were joined by Graeme Jesty, Head of Electoral Services & Emergency Planning from Gosport Borough Council and Charlotte Griffiths, Electoral Services Manager, Legal and Democratic Services from Woking Borough Council. They talked about their plans to deliver the Polls in May 2021 and how Modern Polling: the Digital Poll Clerk will help support Electoral Services teams with the challenges of delivery in May and beyond.

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COVID – Managing Risk on Election Day

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In this session, Karen Wiles, Head of Legal & Governance at Aberdeenshire Council shared her experiences of managing the risk during Election day.  Karen has recently delivered a by-election in Aberdeenshire and talked through the COVID measures implemented and provided insights into how well they worked.

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The Future of Polling Day is Already Here 

This has already taken place

Find out how Modern Polling has already transformed election delivery for Terry Stanley, Democratic Services Business Unit Leader at Mid Sussex District Council and hear how Andrew Tiffin, Election & Registration Manager, at Hart District Council plans to use the solution across all his Polling Stations in May 2021.   Our solution is tried, tested and trusted by the Cabinet Office.

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Reducing Risk on Polling Day in a Covid Environment 

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Hear how Modern Polling, the Digital Poll Clerk, can address many of the pressure points you face in election delivery next year, help to mitigate risks to staff and voters, manage polling station teams and multiple combined elections.  Gordon Amos from Watford Borough Council shares his experience of using Modern Polling, the Digital Poll Clerk.

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Reducing Risk on Polling Day in a Covid Environment (Wales) 

This has already taken place
If you want to hear how John Pearson, Local Democracy Manager, from Monmouthshire County Council plans to expand his recent successful trial, please get in touch with us.