Our elections give members the opportunity to vote for the colleagues they want to represent them locally and nationally. Police Federation representatives support and advise members in matters such as conduct, pay, allowances, terms and conditions, equality, professional development and operational policing issues.

We hold elections for Fed reps every three years. The 2018 national elections began in February and will take approximately seven months to complete. Find out more about the election process and schedule.

Where are we in the process?

Voting is underway for local representatives in all Branches with contested seats, excluding the Metropolitan Branch where voting has now closed. Once this round of voting is complete towards the end of March, Branches will have their Branch Council in place (excluding the Met who will vote for their Branch Council in the next stage).

Who is eligible to vote?

Any officer who is a member of the Police Federation (subscribing or non-subscribing) can vote.

How does Workplace Representative voting work?

When a voting period opens in which a member can take part, they are sent an email containing a Unique Voting Code (UVC); these are personal to each member and must not be shared. Members use their UVC to log in to www.mi-vote.com to cast their vote.

Once a member logs in, they are given information to help them to select the right constituency to vote in. If there are contested seats, the member is then given a number of votes to select their preferred candidates – they must vote for at least one candidate, but they may be able to chose more depending on the number of vacancies in their constituency.

Please note, not all constituencies have contested seats therefore members may not have the opportunity to vote if there is only one candidate in their constituency - the voting site will let the member know if they cannot vote. Details of any candidates elected unopposed will also be on the voting site. Contact your Branch if you have further questions.

What's next?

From 23 March, Met Elected Representatives will be given the opportunity to stand for their Branch Council. From 3 April, Branch Council members from the other 42 forces will be given the opportunity to stand to be a member of their Branch Board.

More opportunities for members to have their say

Members can vote for their force's Branch Chair between 14-30 May and for the National Chair of the organisation in July. We will send members an email with a link to the voting site and further instructions at the appropriate time.

Didn't get your UVC?

We are aware that some force email clients can block our emails. If you are a member and did not receive your voting code within 24 hours of your voting period opening, please contact your Branch to request your UVC.

Lost or deleted your UVC?

A reminder email containing your UVC will be resent to your PNN email account shortly before voting periods close.

If you have any further questions about the election process, please contact your local Branch.

Key terminology

  • Workplace rep – provides guidance, advice and support to members while carrying out their normal duties as a police officer (hours required for Federation work vary)
  • Elected rep – same as above, but in the Metropolitan Branch only
  • Federation Branch – each police force has its own Federation Branch
  • Branch Council – all elected workplace reps from a force make up the Branch Council (excluding the Met Branch where, due to the large number of reps, elected reps are voted onto the Branch Council)
  • Branch Board – from the Branch Council, the Branch Board is elected

Further information

Election process


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