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Representation Reviews

For local government elections, the process really begins with the establishment of representation arrangements – the governance structure of the Council and how members are elected - well before the election itself kicks off.

Under legislation, local authorities are required to undertake a representation review at least every six years. A representation review is an extremely important process, but often a complex one, with the expectations of a number of stakeholders being balanced against the legislative requirements.

Whether or not you’re a regular customer of ours, Election Services can give you valuable assistance with your next representation review process, as we have for a number of local authorities.

Our experience in electoral legislation and in the range of local factors which must guide the process means we are well suited to offering expert input. Our independence also means that we can bring an unbiased ‘outside view’ of your area and organisation, and our connections within the industry will help to ensure a smooth process.

We can work as consultants offering advice as you undertake the process yourself, or manage the entire project and work with your staff to produce a great result with a minimal impact on your own resources.

If you would like to find out more about how we can assist you with your representation review, or would like to express your interest so that we can get in touch when you next have to undertake one, please just send us an email to