Electoral Services

Hobbs have worked with time critical production of secure printed documents for many years with customers throughout the UK.



Our ability to process secure data on our fully protected network, design, proof, print and distribute all from our single site production facility in Hampshire ensures our customers' safety and security needs are met at all times.

We work a 24 hour shift pattern in our high security, ISO 27001 accredited factory and we have capacity for large and complex print runs of personalised components, often with print runs of many hundreds of thousands, which absolutely must be delivered on time, with complete confidentiality of content and zero defects.

Our unrivalled tracking and control systems ensure that every printed component is fully audited at every stage of production from inception to delivery.

We operate stringent business continuity arrangements for the Electoral Services market and we are able to produce the following items to comply with the statutory election timetable without any delays:

Annual Canvass

All packs are produced with personalised variable elector information and include Ballot Paper(s), postal voting statement, voting instructions, envelopes A and B, all inserted into outgoing envelopes. We can also produce Postal Vote Refresh and other required documents and letters.

Poll Cards

Printing and mailing of personalised A5 Poll Cards, additional cards and Empty Property Poll Cards.

Postal Voting Packs

All packs are produced with personalised variable elector information and include Ballot Paper(s), postal voting statement, voting instructions, envelopes A and B, all inserted into outgoing envelopes. We can also produce Postal Vote Refresh and other required documents and letters.

Ballot Papers and Books

Ballot papers and books are printed and numbered sequentially as required and are produced in differing lengths according to the candidate numbers with the contest name, ballot number and unique identifying mark/barcode. These are produced as normal and tendered ballot books together with Corresponding Number Lists for each polling station.