Local Politics | Postal Voting Confusion ExplainedA press release from Test Valley Borough Council has confused local voters in the run up to May 2015’s election.

The release asked voters to not delay in returning their postal votes, asking them to be returned ‘now’. Confused voters exclaimed confusion because they had not even received their postal ballot packs.

The press release does state that ballot papers will be sent out on the 27th April but TVBC have now confirmed that they intend to post the packs out today (Friday 24th April 2015) and that they will start to appear through the doors of those who have requested them, from Saturday 25th April onwards.

Further confusion has been caused in local villages that come under Basingstoke & Deane Borough Council, who have reportedly already received their Borough Council election postal ballot papers through the door, but not ones for the parliamentary elections.

This is because Test Valley Borough Council are sending out the parliamentary postal ballot papers for the entire North West Hampshire area and so these will be received from Saturday 25th April onwards.

When you receive your postal voting pack, read the instructions carefully, complete and return without delay in the pre-paid envelope provided.

Make sure that your vote counts.

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