Reigate and Banstead renews contract with Civica Xpress

1st November 2022

Reigate and Banstead Borough Council renews Civica Xpress partnership

  • Surrey-based council returns to Civica’s Xpress electoral management software to ensure complete and accurate management of full election process

Reigate and Banstead Borough Council is improving the election experience for its 108,000 electorate via a new partnership with Civica’s Xpress election management system.

The Council has returned to public sector software provider Civica in a new long-term contract to ensure a complete and accurate electoral register and smooth elections process, ahead of the 2023 elections.

The Xpress platform will improve the efficiency of managing elections and registration as well as giving administrators an insight into how the electorate is changing and assist with potential boundary changes.

The software will efficiently manage the large volume of applications and comprehensive checking procedures handled by the election staff, allowing the team to administer complex and sensitive data in a GDPR compliant and secure manner.

Reigate can maximise flexibility within the platform to meet future legislation and challenges such as voter ID, changes to the postal vote refresh period and the overseas voting franchise.

Alex Vine,

Democratic and Electoral Services Manager,

Reigate and Banstead

It’s vital that our register remains accurate and complete to ensure voters remain as engaged as possible with elections. Our renewed partnership with Civica’s Xpress platform will mean we can offer a highly reliable service.  Ultimately this will mean a better experience at the polling station for our electorate and confidence in the results

Civica worked with Reigate and Banstead to convert both current and historical electoral registration data over to the new system, all complete within two months to allow a smooth transition back to the Xpress platform in time for the start of the 2022 canvass.

Sian Roberts,

Executive Director,

Democracy and Governance

Councils need a trusted system to deliver elections with integrity and accuracy, in an ever-changing electoral landscape. We’re delighted to continue supporting Reigate and Banstead to ensure its electoral processes run smoothly into 2023 and beyond.

This latest news follows Warrington Borough Council also returning to Civica Xpress in 2022.