Ballot papers

  hssutton 19 Apr 11
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Have received today postal ballot papers with 7 candidates listed. The first on the list has no stated party affiliation with 5 being Independent and one Conservative.

I would have thought that all candidates political affiliations should be listed. Am I correct in my thoughts?

  Quickbeam 20 Apr 11

Our ballot papers stated their ploitical affiliations.

  wiz-king 20 Apr 11

No, it's optional. click here

  spider9 20 Apr 11

"The first on the list has no stated party affiliation.."

That would be the LibDem candidate, then! (;-)

  wee eddie 20 Apr 11

Maybe that is a good idea.

You will then need to find out what each Candidate stands for, rather than ticking the Party Stooge.

  morddwyd 20 Apr 11

Placing anything other than the candidates name on the ballot paper is a relatively recent change.

It was changed because many people didn't know who the "party stooge" was, and regularly voted for the wrong candidate!

  BT 20 Apr 11

Not even had the brochure explaining the Alternative Vote Referendum that we are supposed to be giving our opinion on.

  hssutton 20 Apr 11

Thanks for the link Wiz-King.

BT. No brochure explaining the AV/FPTP came with the voting papers, just the ballot paper

  BT 20 Apr 11
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hssutton

I was under the impression from TV Ads that 'Every house' would receive a brochure explaining the system.

All I've had so far - in today's post and addressed to me - is a leaflet from the NO camp. No sign of the official brochure.

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