Elections – canvassing Code of Conduct

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Published
19th October 2022
Last updated
6th November 2022
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Resource – Canvassing code of conduct for co-ops

Guidance for co-operatives to ensure elections are fair for all candidates and the members of a co-operative.

Co-operatives should promote a vibrant democracy that encourages active, democratic member participation.

The election processes that take place should be formal and transparent and ensure that the democratic rights of members are exercised.

We've prepared guidance relevant to all co-operatives to ensure elections are fair for all candidates and the members of a co-operative.

  • Read about the principles of canvassing for elections in our governance section.
  • Download an editable canvassing Code of Conduct for co-ops to adapt when introducing a code of conduct for your co-op. 

This guidance was prepared by Co-operatives UK with oversight from the Co-operative Governance Expert Reference Panel, October 2022.

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