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Event Connections appointed by Electoral Commission for EU count

Event Connections to deliver accreditation services for the EU Referendum National Count Event in Manchester

Pictured: Andy Barr, MD of Event Connections

Event Connections has been appointed to manage and deliver accreditation services for the EU Referendum National Result Event on behalf of the Electoral Commission.

On the night of the count, taking place on 23 June in Manchester, Event Connections will provide a full on-site service for accreditation badge collection and subsequent scanning into the venue. The live scanning functionality will enable officials to track people in real time and know exactly who is in the building.

Warren Seddon, head of media and public affairs at the Electoral Commission, said: “The final national result of June’s historic EU referendum will be announced from Manchester Town Hall and we are pleased to be working with Event Connections to ensure that the national count event runs as smoothly and securely as possible for those attending it.”

Event Connections will be working alongside the Electoral Commission, the police, Manchester City Council and others to devise and implement protocols ensuring that the count process can be reported and observed in a safe and secure environment.

The event registration and management specialist is providing a customised pre-event online accreditation system that enables full screening of potential attendees, as well as providing a full customer support service to make the process for applicants as smooth as possible. 

Andy Barr, MD of Event Connections, added: “Our ability to customise everything that we do was instrumental in us winning this project. The Electoral Commission was impressed by our partnership approach and we are delighted to work together to ensure that the referendum count event has the very best solution in place.”

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