Denied a postal vote

Our UK postal vote for the EU election arrived on May 16.

We contacted our local authority as to why it was so late. They replied: “Unfortunately, the timescale for the EU elections is very compressed with the deadline of April 25 [for candidate lists to be submitted] and right in the middle of local government elections [May 2].

“The government did no advance planning. Uploading the ballot papers then printing took more days. We suggest you return it immediately.”

Not very encouraging!

Gillian Mccarthy, by email

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