Equity Committee Elections 2021

Have your say on who represents you

Voting is now open for the 2021 Equity Committee elections. The deadline for voting is 12pm (noon) on 9 July 2021. This is your chance, as an Equity member, to decide who represents you and your experiences on Equity's Committees. Those elected will speak up for your interests and work to improve workplace conditions on your behalf. ​

How to vote in the elections

Equity members have the option of voting online or by post. Your postal ballot papers have been sent to you.

You should have received your online voting details via email on 7 June, directly from Popularis, our election scrutineer. To vote online:

Go to the voting page on the Equity website

If you are not already logged into the Equity website, you will be prompted to do so, using your usual Equity log in. You then need to click the Vote Now button, which will take you to the Popularis website. Here you will need to enter the unique code emailed to you by Popularis. 

If you haven't received your ballot papers or online voting details contact Sam Winter on swinter@equity.org.uk

The committees 

Eight committees in total are contested, which means there are more people who have put themselves forward for the committee than there are spaces on the committee. These will now go to ballot:

  • d/Deaf and Disabled Members Committee,
  • Directors and Designers Committee
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT ) Committee
  • Scottish National Committee
  • Screen and New Media Committee
  • Stage Management Committee
  • Variety, Circus and Entertainers Committee
  • Women’s Committee

Choosing who to vote for

There are lots of ways to find out more about the candidates to help you decide who to vote for.

Election booklet

Read candidates' statement in our election booklet.

Hustings

As part of the election campaigns, Equity is hosting a series of online hustings events for the contested committees. At the hustings, candidates address Equity members and make the case for their candidacy. Register on Eventbrite to attend the hustings events at the following links. 

Each hustings will involve speeches from each of the attending candidates, followed by a Q&A session, giving you the opportunity to put questions to the candidates. 

Watch candidates' campaign videos on YouTube

A number of candidates have made campaign videos, which you can view on our YouTube election channel.

Every two years, Equity members are elected to represent their fellow professionals and to improve their working conditions. They do this by sitting on the union’s committees.

Different committees cover the interests of different groups. They represent members engaged in specific sectors; members based in different geographical areas; young workers and members facing discrimination for protected characteristics such as disability, gender, race and sexuality.

Committees drive union policy, conduct negotiations and ensure that the needs of all Equity members are heard - no matter which demographic they fit into. They submit motions to Council, the union's governing body, and to Equity's annual conference, which can then shape the future of the union.​

Find out more about Equity Committees.