A majority YES vote retains all of the additional services provided by Belfast One. A majority no vote will mean all BID service ending permanently on 31st March 2021.

The Voting Process

The ballot will be conducted independently by Civica and will be a confidential postal vote to ensure it is carried out fairly and not influenced by the BID. Unfortunately, we are not allowed by law to conduct the ballot electronically so we are relying on the postal service.

Around 5thth February: You will receive an envelope similar to the one on the right, with information highlighting Belfast One is going to through a re-ballot process.

Around 12th / 13th February: You will receive an envelope containing one ballot paper and a Belfast One Business Plan.

The Ballot Paper

Each business will have a named contact who will receive the ballot papers and the Belfast One business plan by post.

If a business has more than one rateable business unit, it will receive a ballot paper FOR EACH UNIT. Each paper counts as one vote. It is important that EVERY BALLOT PAPER received is completed and returned. A proxy vote is available, and details will be sent out with the ballot papers.

The ballot paper MUST BE SIGNED by the person that completed it and returned in the pre-addressed and postage-paid envelope.

If you are concerned that you have not received a ballot paper or to check who your representative is, please email info@belfastone.co.uk

Belfast City Council will announce the result on Friday 26th March 2021. If successful at the ballot, the new BID term will commence delivery of services on 1 April 2021 and will continue for a period of five years to 31st March 2026 carrying out the themes within this proposal.