Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Postal Vote Problems in Northumberland

Northumberland County Council have contacted candidate in the County Elections and Town / Parish Elections regarding a postal ballot printing error

Apparently a relatively small number of electors have been sent incorrect ballot paper packs missing one of the ballot papers.

In South Blyth 8 electors ( out of 1131 postal voters ) are affected.

Replacement packs will be issued. If an elector has already voted, they will have to submit a further vote, and their original one will be destroyed.

The voters can be identified by the bar code on the envelope, but not their chosen candidate(s) so the original votes can be destroyed without opening.

A third party contractor's error has been blamed, and any voter who thinks that they are affected but not identified by NCC in this exercise should contact the Elections team on 01670 624811  

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