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TUC Annual Conference discovers the latest technology to engage members

September’s annual TUC Conference in Brighton welcomed for the first time UK based global data capture specialist DRS Data Services Ltd, to showcase their Elections offering including manual and electronic counting and electronic voting.

Whether balloting on the subject of Public Sector Pension Reforms, electing council members or undertaking general membership engagement, Trade Unions are under pressure to deliver time critical, accurate and secure results in the most resourceful way possible.

DRS was able to share with TUC delegates recent successful and cost efficient electronic election service projects for the National Society for Education in Art and Design (NSEAD), demonstrating why the company has become a trusted partner to governments and local authorities worldwide and now UK Trade Unions.

As the leading national authority concerned with art, craft and design across all phases of education in the UK and as a constituted Trade Union, the NSEAD has utilised DRS’ flexible, comprehensive end-to-end service for an industrial action ballot and most recently in their presidential election, incorporating the 2500 strong membership.

With two decades of national and local political election management experience, including in Europe, North America and Africa and with trusted expertise in managing UK elections including the 2012 GLA Mayoral Election, DRS has a dedicated service team with the skills to develop individual timetables to fit with each Trade Union constitution and the knowledge to support and assist with governance requirements.

DRS’ non-government elections specialist Simon Thomson, explains; -DRS has earned a reputation as a trusted election services partner, not only because we can deliver complex, time critical yet flexible projects, but perhaps more crucially for Trade Unions, at a time of austerity we can offer them a choice of supplier that they may not have had previously, that is cost efficient, high quality, reliable and secure.”

DRS has over 40 years experience in delivering data capture projects around the world, specialising in examination and assessment processing and election and census solutions. Systems are implemented using the Company’s extensive expertise in document design, printing, award winning scanning and image capture technologies, software, logistics, project management and consultancy.

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