Election Trainer

Online training solution for polling station staff

Election Trainer is a contemporary online solution that provides high quality, convenient and cost-effective training to your polling station staff.

The solution has been designed to engage the student’s mind and motivate throughout the Election Trainer course with interactive, repeatable exercises based on the Electoral Commission’s guidelines.

The training ensures a consistent message is delivered to all of your polling station staff, whilst being extremely flexible for the individual student. Election Trainer allows the student to learn at their own pace, at a time that suits them and from any location with an internet connected device. At the end of the course each student has to take an online assessment allowing you control over the quality of your polling station staff.

After May elections and the European Referendum in 2016, 1570 trainees completed our survey, of which:

  • 94% said that Election Trainer gave them what they needed to carry out their duties on polling day
  • 98% thought the training presented all the information in an interactive and easy to digest way
  • 85% thought it was at least as effective as classroom training

As the course administrator, Election Trainer is an efficient and cost-effective solution for you to use and also allows you to stay in control by monitoring the progress of all of your polling station staff’s training with built-in reporting tools. 

After May elections and the European Referendum in 2016, 42 administrators completed our survey, of which:

  • 97% of Local Authorities thought it saved them training time
  • 95% agreed that Election Trainer gave trainees the right information to carry out their roles
  • 90% said that support provided by our team was excellent or good
  • 90% of Local Authorities would recommend Election Trainer to others

Election Trainer has already been used in the UK to successfully train over 52,800 polling station staff since it was launched in November 2012. 10,143 polling station staff across the UK benefited from using Election Trainer eLearning for the European Referendum only.

To read more about Election Trainer, and the experiences of some electoral administrators that have used it, please just follow this link. 

As the UK strategic partner to Scytl, Election Trainer is available exclusively through Idox Elections. Please contact us for further information on Election Trainer or to request your free trial licence.

Key features & benefits

Provides high quality, convenient and cost-effective training to polling station staff

Assessments give you control over staff quality

Based on the Electoral Commission’s guidelines

Used to successfully train over 52,800 polling staff across the UK

Has been used by 80 authorities across the UK


We have been awarded with a place on the Local Authority Software Application agreement for the supply of Electoral Management Software to Local Authorities.

A wide range of our products and services are available on this framework.

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