Governor elections: voting systems
Be clear on the rules surrounding elections and what different systems you can use – both online and in person – including how to make sure voting is safe and secure.
Who decides what system to use?
There is no statutory requirement to use any specific system for governor elections.
Who is responsible for choosing which system to use depends on who is responsible for organising the election:
- Voluntary aided and foundation schools: the governing board is responsible for choosing the system
- Community and voluntary controlled schools: check with your local authority (LA) if they require you to use a specific system, and if not, choose for yourself
- Academies: the board of trustees is responsible, but check your articles of association and scheme of delegation in case they specify something different
Can an election be completely virtual?
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