My son's second postal voting form finally arrived today - the first having never turned up. It's too late for him to post it back, but he was told if it didn't arrive in time, he could take it to any polling station in person. However, he's tried and they will not accept it, so he has lost his chance to vote.
I know this election has been held very last minute, but I am not impressed! He's a very keen young voter and it's frustrating that he has been disenfranchised. I wonder how many other people have lost out?
My lodger's postal vote didn't arrive by the time he went abroad for a family visit on 11 Dec. I told the official at my polling station and she seemed concerned enough to note his name, address and voting number, and said that he had not been noted as requesting a postal vote, although I know he met the deadline albeit by only a few hours. We should collect this kind of evidence and complain through our MPs.