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Voting paper error

POSTAL voters in the area are being reassured their votes remain valid ahead of next week’s General Election.

Dumfries and Galloway Council have flagged up an error in the address of Labour candidate Daniel Coleman on the postal ballot paper for Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale.

Returning officer Dawn Roberts said: “This error has occurred due to an administrative oversight on our part. We have apologised for this error by writing to all postal voters affected in the above constituency.

“Postal voters have been assured that their postal vote remains valid and have been asked to return their completed postal ballot paper and postal voting statement – as normal in the reply-paid envelope already provided.

“Any voter who has already returned their postal vote does not need to take any action.”

The full list of candidates and correct addresses are also included on the Notice of Poll available on Dumfries and Galloway Council’s website at.

The local authority has consulted with the Electoral Management Board and the Electoral Commission for Scotland, and they are content with the action that has been taken.

However, anyone with concerns is asked to contact the council by

emailing [email protected].

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