Published: April 20, 2011
Council apologises over gremlins in Burnham postal voting papers

Postal voting papers arriving in letterboxes across Burnham-On-Sea this week are including outdated advice.

Burnham resident Geoff Shickle is among those who have been left confused by the gremlins in the paperwork.

He told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "On the ballot paper envelope it states that I should have "signed the declaration of identity form and had it witnessed by another person who has signed the declaration and included their name and address." Yet, when I checked this with Sedgemoor District Council they admitted this is incorrect and this has not in fact been required for sometime."

Sedgemoor District Council spokeswoman Claire Faun told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We are aware of this issue, which has been been caused by the team using up an old supply of postal ballot forms to try and reduce costs. We apologise for any confusion this has caused."

Residents with questions about the papers can contact Sedgemoor District Council on 0845 408 2540 or by email at customer.services@sedgemoor.gov.uk.

 


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