Further to a report from a member of the public, Fylde Borough Council can confirm that it has identified a printing anomaly, affecting a small number of postal ballot papers for the upcoming Parliamentary Election on 8 June 2017.
This has arisen as the result of an error made at the printing stage, prior to the delivery of the postal packs to Fylde Borough Council. In some postal packs, the number on the postal voting statement does not correspond with the number on the back of the ballot paper. Upon receipt of the postal packs from the printers, quality checking was conducted in strict adherence to Electoral Commission procedure, but no such anomaly was identified at that time.
Fylde Borough Council is manually checking EVERY individual postal vote received, to ensure that ALL such mismatched postal packs are identified and WILL BE COUNTED in the forthcoming election, so long as they have been filled in, as per the instructions in the postal voting packs.
THIS PRINTING ANOMALY WILL NOT AFFECT YOUR VOTE, OR ITS INCLUSION IN THE BALLOT FOR THE PARLIAMENTARY ELECTION ON 8 JUNE 2017. NO ONE’S VOTE WILL BE EXCLUDED AS A RESULT OF THIS ISSUE.
If your ballot paper number does not match the number on your postal voting statement, there is no cause for alarm, simply complete the postal pack in line with the instructions and return it to us.
Thank you for your co-operation and please be assured that YOUR VOTE WILL BE COUNTED.