Sedgemoor’s Postal Votes cock-up – The solution ‘Vote for Every Labour Candidate you see’

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Vote for as many Labour candidates as are on your ballot paper

It’s election time and this week Postal Votes are arriving through people’s letterboxes and already the votes are arriving back at Sedgemoor. BUT…Sedgemoor have made a mistake….on some multi-candidate wards voters are being told to only vote for one candidate when in fact there are more than 1 seat. You will notice this wherever you see more than one Labour candidate on your voting slip – we aren’t of course standing against each other so you can vote for ANY and EVERY Labour candidate you see on the ballot slip.

Sedgemoor’s explanation; “Postal votes for the District and Parish Elections were sent first class on Monday 15th April. We have since received a number of telephone calls requiring clarification around the number of candidates that a person can vote for in wards or parishes where there is more than one vacancy. The wording of point 3 on the reverse of the statement suggests that electors can only vote for one candidate; in some wards or parishes this may be misleading, so for absolute clarity we are asking electors to please follow the instructions on the top of the ballot paper/s they have received. All postal voters will be receiving a letter for additional clarity.”

And just to be clear – here are all the wards and the votes you can cast for DISTRICT (a White ballot paper) and TOWN or PARISH (a Green ballot paper)

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Bernard Grant
Bernard Grant
4 years ago

Was it a mistake or was there some shenanigans going on?
It’s not as if this is the first time they’ve done postal voting??

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