Published: November 24, 2011
'Error on ballot papers won't affect validity of by-election', says council

Sedgemoor District Council has this week assured voters in the Brent Knoll area that a minor error on their ballot papers will not affect the by-election due to take place there next week.

The word Burnham has been mis-printed as 'Burham' on the official ballot but, despite several queries from residents, the council has said it will not affect the validity of the ballot paper.

Council spokeswoman Claire Faun told "There is a small printing error on the ballot paper for the by-election for the Brent ward being held on Thursday, December 1st. This error does not affect the validity of the ballot paper."

It is the second time this year that errors in election material have led to an apology from Sedgemoor District Council - we covered the first here.

Next week's by-election is being held after the death of long-serving County Councillor Alan Ham, who passed away in September.

District councillor John Denbee is representing the Conservatives while town councillor Helen Groves is standing on behalf of the Lib Dems, as we recently covered here.


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