Voting in our online membership ballot – all you need to know

On Tuesday 15 December we launched an online membership ballot for members to vote on changes to Council. You will receive an email from Civica, our independent election scrutineers, with instructions on how to participate in the ballot.

The email will come from ‘CES’, and the email address will be ‘takepart@CESvotes.com’. We suggest that you add this email address to your ‘safe senders’ list – this will reduce the risk of the message going to a spam or junk folder.

In the email, you'll find information about two motions, along with statements supporting and opposing each of them. You will vote through a dedicated Civica website.

The ballot will close on Thursday 7 January. We'll share the results with you soon after.

We’ve been asking members to review and, if necessary, update their email addresses through MySRA or My Law Society to ensure they receive the email about the ballot.

For the small percentage of members for whom we're missing email addresses, Civica will send the information about the ballot by post. You'll still need to vote online.

Frequently asked questions

I didn’t receive the email. What should I do?

Check your spam/junk folder. If you did not receive an email by 5pm on Wednesday 16 December, email the Civica support team on support@cesvotes.com.

I sent you the wrong email address. What should I do?

Email us at ballot2020@lawsociety.org.uk to raise this issue as soon as possible. We'll investigate and respond to you as soon as possible.

We'll need to verify that you're entitled to vote and, if possible, we'll then ask Civica to send the ballot email to your correct email address.

You should also update your contact details in MySRA and/or MyLS as appropriate.

I cannot access the voting page/log in. What should I do?

Contact Civica at support@CESvotes.com for support. You should raise any technical issues with Civica.

Please note that you can only access the ballot vote website directly using the link provided in the email you will receive.

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