SG World Have the Manchester City Council Vote Count Covered

SG World, a Cheshire-based Visitor Management and Health and Safety Solutions company, will be managing event attendance at the crucial vote count following Manchester City Council’s local elections on 3rd May. Their ElectIT Event Management software is designed to quickly and accurately log and track attendance at the count, identifying on-site personnel to ensure a professional and secure election process.

2nd May, 2012 - Almost 370,000 Manchester residents are registered to vote in tomorrow's elections to choose their local councillors and s, as well as to make a potentially momentous decision on the way the Council will be run in the future. When it comes to coordinating a large number of attendees and the actual physical vote count, the event has a complex agenda ademanding a system that can easily manage event entry and egress over an extended and busy twelve hour period.

that a streamlined system is in place. FortunatManchester City Council is working closely with SG World, using the ElectIT visitor management .software solution for a second election year running with further plans to implement for the upcoming Police Commissioner Elections in November. ElectIT is specifically tailored for managing UK Election count participants, from the police and the vote counters to the candidates themselves.

Adam Casey, Head of Operations for SG World IT (Intuitive Technology) from SG World explains, "We have taken away any worries over getting people in the door in a secure and speedy manner, leaving the council to concentrate on the important task of making sure the votes are counted. We have cut down on admin time, printing costs, and council man hours".

In contrast to previous years when visitor registration was done on paper, SG World have prepared colour coded wristbands and ID passes with scannable barcodes for every attendee, e. The specialist ElectIT software and Bluetooth technology which will be used will allowing one registration per second. immeasurably when compared to previous years. As well as ensuring a minimum of delays, SG World's solution provides a one-click emergency roll call and full reporting function to support security and time and attendance requirements. also protects the safety of everybody attending the vote count. A key element of the SG World solution is the experienced support team – both in working alongside Manchester City Council in preparing for the event and the actual day.

Adam Casey, again: "This is something I'’m genuinely proud to be a part of, as I know we will deliver an excellent solution and will go the extra mile to make sure the council are happy. There is always a slight trepidation, mainly because it’’s such a high profile event, but I have no doubt we will leave the site early Friday morning, tired and bleary-eyed, but happy we did a great job".

SG World will have staff on hand from set up until the early hours to help ensure that the democratic process runs exactly as planned for Manchester's Council and residents -– once elected, the prospective Councillors may well will onlywish their administration runs as smoothly. they could guarantee the same success!

Lisa Robinson

SG World

Duchy Road



Telephone: 01270 588211


SG World ( supply innovative products to help businesses look after people, premises and property. Their services include advising businesses on contractor, visitor and staff booking-in procedures, and their products include ID cards and lanyards, health and safety documentation systems and cutting-edge visitor management software. Formed in 1968, SG World operates from its base in Crewe, Cheshire, and employs 150 staff in Crewe, London and Ireland.