Isle of Wight Council

21 Nov 2022

Postal voters Royal Mail strike impact

Postal voters urged to send back votes promptly for Shanklin local election due to Royal Mail strikes

Local election postal voters for the election of a Councillor for Shanklin Town Council (Shanklin Central ward) on Thursday 1 December 2022 are being encouraged to return their completed voting pack as soon as possible to avoid it being caught up in planned Royal Mail strikes.

The strike by Royal Mail workers is set for Wednesday 30 November and Thursday 1 December 2022.

Any postal votes that arrive after 10pm on polling day won’t be counted.

Postal voting packs have already been sent to electors who are voting by post.

Claire Shand, the Council’s Returning Officer, said: “Due to the impending strike action, we strongly encourage people to return their postal votes as soon as possible. As strike action is planned to take place on polling day and the day before, any votes posted in the two days prior to polling day will not be received by the Returning Officer by the close of the poll. Legally, postal votes that arrive back to us after 10pm on polling day, unfortunately, won’t be able to be counted.”

“Anyone unable to return their postal vote before Thursday 1 December 2022 for whatever reason can also hand in their completed postal vote pack on polling day between 7am and 10pm at the polling station. They can also drop it into our council offices at County Hall, High Street, Newport at any time up until 10pm on polling day.”

The polling station for the Shanklin Town Council (Shanklin Central ward) by-election on Thursday 1 December 2022 is:

• Falcon Cross Hall, Falcon Cross Road, Shanklin, PO37 7LA

Voters looking for more information should contact Electoral Services by emailing electoral.services@iow.gov.uk or visiting: www.iow.gov.uk/Council/Elections/Elections-Management/Contact

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Factfile
  • Election of a Councillor for Shanklin Town Council (Shanklin Central ward) is on Thursday 1 December 2022
  • The strike by Royal Mail workers is set for Wednesday 30 November and Thursday 1 December 2022.
  • Any postal votes that arrive after 10pm on polling day (1 Dec) won’t be counted.
 
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