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Rutland County Council Election Postal Vote Mix Up
Rutland County Council Returning Officer Helen Briggs is off enjoying the spring sun for the next two weeks and already significant mistake that could have a serious implications for the election results have started.

52 postal votes were delivered to voters in Morcott Rutland.

Voter are finding a serious error they have received ballot papers for Wing Rutland.

Rutland County Council blame this on their printers based in Slough. A printers error.

They also say this is the first year the postal votes have been contracted out, in the past they have always been produced and sent from in house.

Conservative Councillor Peter Jones said it nothing to worry about its only a printers error relating to the Morecott Parish Council Elections and not Unitary Elections.

Rutland County Council say voters will receive new ballot papers in the morning.

I fear this will result in a lot of confusion, after I noticed the mess a couple were getting into casting a proxy vote this morning. They were issued new forms because they made errors and found the forms very confusing.

So if you are a voter in Morcott please check your not voting for Wing Parish Council.

Only time will tell if the printers have made the similar errors throughout the county.

I have asked Rutland County to let me know what measures Rutland County Council has put in place, so the 52 ballot papers sent out in error are not fraudulently used at the Wing Parish Elections?
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By OakhamUK at 14:52 on 19/04/11


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