Voting guidance

VOTING NOW CLOSED
Voting in the 2021 RSGB Elections closed at 09.00 on 22 April 2021
Our sincere thanks to everyone who took the time to cast their vote

Voting is being conducted by Civica Election Services (CES) on behalf of the Society—you can vote electronically, or by post prior to the AGM.

Electronic voting

Go to the cast your vote page.

You will be asked for your Membership number without the leading zeros as part one of your security code, and the first four digits of your call sign as part two of your security code (e.g. G1MFG enters G1MF, or GM1MFG enters GM1M).

CES online voting is available 24 hours a day, commencing 17 March 2021.

Voting closes at 09.00 on 22 April 2021.

Postal voting

You can vote by post by requesting a proxy form and envelope from RSGB HQ.

You can do this by writing to the General Manager at 3 Abbey Court, Fraser Road, Priory Business Park, Bedford MK44 3WH; or by email to gm.dept@rsgb.org.uk; or by telephone on 01234 832 702.

The proxy form and return envelope will be sent to you.

The details required on the proxy form are your name, address, call sign or RS number, and your Membership number.

Your Membership number can be found on your RadCom mailing wrapper, by logging into the Membership portal at rsgb.org/members, or by enquiry from RSGB HQ.

This is a security measure required by CES.

Once you have voted—see below—place the completed proxy form in the pre-paid envelope and post it to CES to arrive on or before 9am on 22 April 2021.

Postal voting is expensive so please use the internet option if possible.

How to cast your vote

Your proxy vote will be cast by the Chairman of the meeting, or failing him the Company Secretary, in accordance with your wishes indicated on the voting form (whether electronic or paper).

On the voting screen/proxy form you will find three boxes alongside each Resolution.

Against each Resolution you should mark an X indicating your choice.

If you leave the instruction on how to vote blank, the proxy holder may vote as he/she wishes.

Although provision for a withheld vote (Abstain) does not appear in the Society’s Articles, it is now common.

So if you are assigning your proxy and do not vote “for” or “against”, you can elect to abstain, which is also binding on your proxy holder.