Elections

Our elections give members the opportunity to vote for the colleagues they want to representative 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 - elections are currently underway across England and Wales. Find out more about the election process and schedule.

Where are we in the process?

Nominations for workplace reps have closed and we will begin the voting period for the Metropolitan Branch from 22 February and for the rest of England and Wales on 1 March.

Who is eligible to vote?

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

How does voting work?

On the day their voting period opens (22 February for the Met and 1 March for all other Branches), members will be 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 members log in, they are given information to help them select the right constituency to vote in. They are then given a number of votes to select their preferred candidates – they must vote for at least one candidate but they can chose more (the number of votes each member has is calculated according to a formula for that 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. Contact your Branch if you have further questions.

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.

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

Reps@Work