Hot Off The Press
TALL Security Print has completed the printing of 2.5 million ballot papers for Thursday’s General Election (12 December 2019) on behalf of a number of local authorities. Printed on an Imer Business Forms Press over a period of two weeks, including a weekend and some 24-hour working days, TALL Security Print was responsible for managing the process in house from the Origination Department through to completion and delivery.
TALL Security Print were delighted when the BBC contacted them to film a piece for their Breakfast programme highlighting preparations around the country for the upcoming elections. In reporting on the printing of ballot papers ready for the vote, Peter Andrew, Sales & Marketing Director, at TALL was interviewed by BBC Breakfast’s Jon Kay, with prompt delivery and secure print requirements being key messages to the camera.
Over the past 14 years the company has been responsible for producing millions of election ballot papers both here in the UK and around the world working to critical deadlines and providing high levels of security. Ballot papers are one of the highest volume items of election materials produced for an election – and arguably the most important one. It is essential that the overall design and layout of the ballot paper is easy to use so that it can be clearly understood by all voters, and subsequently accurately processed by ballot counting staff as it is the form that translates voters’ party preference or candidate choice into their vote.
Martin Ruda, MD at the TALL Group of Companies said: “In all election systems, the strictest quality control measures with regard to ballot production are required to ensure that election materials are accurately printed. Ballot papers are legal documents, with strict controls on the production of ballot materials requiring paper security and integrity to protect the validity of voting processes. We understand the importance of these measures and are able to provide peace of mind for our clients.”