Stratford district postal voters alerted to rule change - The Stratford Observer

Stratford district postal voters alerted to rule change

Stratford Editorial 17th Apr, 2024   0

POSTAL voters in Stratford district are being alerted to a change in the rules.

Ballot papers have been sent out to a total of 19,595 postal voters for next month’s Warwickshire Police and Crime Commissioner election by Stratford District Council.

And due to a change in legislation and new provisions from the Elections Act 2022 relating to the handling of postal votes, SDC is urging residents to return their postal votes as soon as possible.

SDC’s senior electoral officer Alice Revans-Perry said: “The first batch of postal votes have been delivered to our residents and we’re encouraging people to return it as soon as possible.

“Due to the changes, our best advice is to post postal votes through Royal Mail as soon as possible. If you choose to hand in postal votes at the council building or polling station, you will be limited to handing in no more than five postal votes for other electors, plus your own and you will also be required to complete a ‘return of postal voting documents’ form and declaration. These rules apply to all postal votes not posted through Royal Mail.”

Anyone late to post their ballot paper back can hand it to their local polling station by 10pm on polling day, Thursday May 2.


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