Welsh Labour Leadership Election | Ballot FAQs
WELSH LABOUR LEADERSHIP ELECTION: BALLOT FAQs
If you haven’t received your ballot, would like to request a re-issued ballot paper or have any other queries related to the ballot, please get in touch on 0345 092 22 99 or email@example.com.
How does the ballot work?
This election will be conducted using the One Member, One Vote Plus (OMOV+) system, under which ballots are cast in a single section by Labour Party members, levy-paying members of affiliated trade unions and members of other affiliated organisations.
Who receives a ballot?
All members of the Labour Party who live in Wales and have applied for membership up to and including 27 June 2018 will receive a ballot.
Levy-paying members of affiliated trade unions and members of other affiliated organisations who are participating in the leadership election will also receive a ballot.
If you are both a member of the Labour Party and an organisation affiliated to Welsh Labour, you will only be balloted as a Labour Party member.
Will I receive my ballot by email or post?
Members who have an email address registered with their Labour Party membership will automatically be balloted by email. This means that most members will receive their ballot via email.
When does the ballot open?
The ballot is open from Friday 9 November 2018.
When will the ballot close?
The ballot will close at 12 noon on Monday 3 December 2018. You will not be able to cast your vote after this time.
How do I vote online?
The web address for the voting website is www.ersvotes.com/welshlabourleader. This site is not accessible via search engines such as Google; you must click on or enter the link above into the address bar of your browser to access the site directly or click on the link in your ballot email. You will then be able to log in to the voting site using the unique security codes provided in your ballot email or letter.
Where can I find information to help me make my decision?
All ballots, via email and post, will be accompanied by a Candidate Booklet, which includes statements from all three candidates.
I haven’t received my ballot, what do I do?
If you are expecting to receive an email ballot, try searching ‘Welsh Labour Elections’ in your inbox or checking your spam/junk folder. If you still can’t find your ballot, please get in touch with us on 0345 092 22 99 or firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be able to reissue your ballot.
I no longer have access to the email address registered with my Labour Party membership or have recently moved house – what do I do?
Don’t worry – as long as you are eligible to vote in this election, we can reissue your ballot to a new email or postal address. Get in touch with us on 0345 092 22 99 or email@example.com.
What happens after the ballot closes?
Voting is by preferential ballot. The candidate receiving more than half of the votes will be declared elected. If no candidate reaches this total on the first round, votes from the lowest candidate will be redistributed on the basis of the preferences indicated on the ballot paper. This is repeated until one candidate has more than 50% of the vote. You cannot harm your first choice candidate by selecting a second and third preference.
When will the result be announced?
The result of the Leadership contest will be announced on 6 December 2018.
Who oversees the election?
The Procedures Committee oversees the election with authority delegated to it by the Welsh Executive Committee. The Committee is made up of the Standing Orders Committee and the Leader and Deputy Leader of Welsh Labour. The Procedures Committee has agreed a Code of Conduct to be observed by all aspiring and nominated candidates as well as those campaigning on their behalf.