This circular supersedes the previous POA Circular NI 001/2023 dated 20 October 2023.

Please find below amended election timetable for the forthcoming Area Vice Chair NI Election. 

Please note all postal votes must arrive at Cronin House by Monday 20 November 2023 and all branch returns must arrive at Cronin House no later than 12noon Tuesday 21 November 2023.

Nominations Open                         Monday 16 October 2023

Nominations Close                         Wednesday 1 November 2023

Only one nomination can go forward from each branch. If more than one nomination is received, a branch meeting will be convened two days after the close of nominations on 3 November 2023 so that one nominee can go forward.

Election Open                               Monday 13 November 2023

Election Close                                Sunday 19 November 2023

Postal Votes

to Cronin House by                       Monday 20 November 2023

Branch Return

to Cronin House by                       12noon Tuesday 21 November 2023

Result Announcement                    Wednesday 22 November 2023


Please accept my apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Please draw the contents of this Circular to all members as a matter of urgency.

Thanking you in anticipation of your support and co-operation.

Yours sincerely


Area Chair NI

Representing over 30,000 Prison, Correctional and Secure Psychiatric Workers, the POA is the largest UK Union in this sector, able to trace its roots back more than 100 years.