Thursday, 5 May 2011

Stockport voters sought after wrong ballot error

More than 90 people have cast invalid votes after the wrong ballot papers were delivered to polling stations in Stockport.

Stockport Council said people in Heatons North had voted for candidates in Heatons South and vice versa.

Deputy Returning Officer Laureen Donnan said: "We spotted the error very quickly, and we are taking all steps possible to ensure the situation is rectified.

My comment: Returning Officers are paid extra, so it is galling to find they are about as efficient in that as their normal day jobs as senior council officers. However, Stockport is not the only council to cock things up come election time. Cheshire West and Chester have done so during the last two elections in spite of promising to do better after the first cock up.

Read the full story from the source BBC News

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