Seven people have been charged with electoral offences by police investigating a missing £10.25m loan to Northampton Town Football Club. … Read the full post »
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Cllr John Robertson has resigned his seat – only to say he will stand again in the by-election triggered to fill the vacancy. … Read the full post »
It is going to cost over £1 million to run a new election for the Wiltshire Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) due to the Conservative… … Read the full post »
Some voters in the marginal Fletton and Woodston Peterborough ward were told they had only one vote when they actually had two. … Read the full post »
A dramatic twist ahead of the count for Wiltshire Police and Crime Commissioner with legal problems for the Conservative candidate. … Read the full post »
Not come across anything quite like this before: a whole batch of voters wrongly asked to vote in a neighbouring ward: Approximately 1,200 voters from the Brookside area were incorrectly allowed to cast their ballots for the neighbouring Stirchley ward of Stirchley and Brookside Parish Council. Votes had to be removed by hand after 500 … Read the full post »
A printing error has meant some regional ballot papers for the Senedd election across north Wales left out a candidate. … Read the full post »
Due to the legal secrecy requirements around voting, the Electoral Commission does not want people taking selfies when they are voting. … Read the full post »
Section 66 of the Representation of the People Act 1983 bans the publication of exit polls before the close of polls in an election – and that can cover retweeting how someone else has voted. … Read the full post »
A major printing error on Gosport Council ballot papers for postal voters means they are all having to be reissued. … Read the full post »