Voting open now for SoR UK Council ballots

A formal postal ballot will take place for London, North West and Wales representative seats on the SoR UK Council

Published: 08 April 2024 Trade Union & IR

Voting for the Society of Radiographers' UK Council election is now open.

Eligible SoR members can now cast their ballots for the London, North West and Wales representative seats, after voting opened on 5 April.

Members of the Society of Radiographers will start to receive a yellow envelope containing ballot papers from the week commencing 8 April.

Enclosed in the envelopes will be information about the members who are in the running for the position, and the SoR advises members read election statements carefully before returning the ballot paper.

Completed ballots must be received by noon on Wednesday, 24 April to be counted.

'Have your say'

The Society has received several nominations for seats on the UK Council – it is now up to membership to decide which individual to elect for the seat they are eligible to vote on.

The elected individual will serve as a SoR company director for a minimum of three years. At the end of a term, the elected council member may stand again for a further term but it is important that other members in the region are given the opportunity either to stand for election or to nominate another member to stand. This ensures that the Council retains democratic legitimacy.

Richard Evans, SoR CEO said: “Vote for the candidate who you think has the capabilities to join our national governing body… It’s important that you have your say!”

Duties and responsibilities

The duties of elected representatives include:

  • Representing and promoting agreed policies 
  • Representing the trades union and professional interests of all Society members
  • Developing and promoting the advancement of the radiography profession and the wider radiographic workforce
  • Undertaking campaign work as required 
  • Encouraging recruitment of members in the Countries and Region(s)
  • Attending and speaking at national and international conferences, events and meetings

If your postal address has changed in the last two weeks and you have not yet informed us, please notify us as soon as possible at [email protected]

If you need any supplementary information about this important election, please contact governance manager Zoe Willenbrock

(Image: UK Council at the Inauguration of Dave Pillborough in July 2023)