Groups take action on lost EU election votes

Action is being called for over alleged mishandling of May’s EU elections which saw thousands of EU citizens abroad in the UK turned away from polling booths and many Britons on the continent unable to vote by post.

The problems were due to EU citizens in the UK having to fill out an extra form confirming they were not also voting in their countries of origin, and also due to late or non-arrival of Britons’ postal ballots.

Pro-EU group New Europeans is pressing for an official enquiry to be held in the UK and 140,000 have signed a petition in support of this (tinyurl.com/y524f6lk).

The group has also raised the problem with the European Parliament’s constitutional affairs committee which also passed it to the EP’s ...

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