on ballot papers won't affect validity of by-election', says council
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 Burnham-On-Sea.com: "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."
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.