Well thank goodness its Friday, this week has been such a busy one I am ready for a nice lay-in tomorrow, followed by a long walk in the woods.

Enough about me, I know you all want to know how the Association of Electoral Administrators (AEA) annual seminar went – well let me tell you; it was so exciting, over 600 people to meet and greet, and whilst Jo and Rob were with me, as you can imagine I was the star of the show and I got to sign lots of autographs, it was great.

AEA Stand

The key speaker was Chloe Smith, the Minister for Political and Constitutional Reform, and she along with the other speakers had some really interesting information about the Individual Electoral Registration (IER). It was really informative and it was fantastic to be able to hear firsthand the information that will shape our clients projects for next year. This guidance will allow us to make sure we can deliver the best possible service to electoral services teams.

I really enjoyed getting out and meeting people face to face, and learning about the way different teams manage their elections, it’s always interesting to see how other people face the challenges and to be able to suggest ideas of our own, some of which I will tell you more about next week!

We also did a prize draw and the lucky winner was Rosemary Rutins, Democratic Services Manager at New Forest District Council, Rosemary took home two lovely bottles of wine from Giffords Hall, a local vineyard to CMS.

Prize Draw Winner AEA

If the day ran away from you and you didn’t get chance to come and talk to the CMS team why not give us a call on 0845 873 1444 and we would be more than happy to discuss your election stationary requirements! But you’ll have to talk to Rob or Jo because I’m off for a snooze, as it’s been a very tiring week…