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PostPosted: Fri May 12, 2023 6:57 pm 
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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-humber-65570851

More than 800 uncounted postal votes have been found following last week's local elections in North Lincolnshire.

A total of 864 votes for the election in the Broughton and Scawby ward had been found, but only after the result had been declared, the council said.

The law does not allow votes to be counted following a declaration.

It was a "genuine mistake" and the election outcome in that ward had been referred to the Electoral Commission, North Lincolnshire Council said.

Two Conservatives were elected in the ward following the election on 4 May, with around 525 votes each.

Labour came second with their two candidates gaining 367 and 355 votes.

so nearly a third of the votes cast not counted :shock: I think the losers will be quite upset

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PostPosted: Fri May 12, 2023 7:39 pm 
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The number of votes cast should have been verified before the count took place. The polling station people have a record of the number of papers issued and they count the papers in the box and they must tally. so I fail to see how they could miss that many. in my own election they spent over 1 hour looking for one ballot paper before declaring the result. The winning margin was around 100 votes but they still couldn't declare until it was found.

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I think it was a mistake.

Bungling idiots, but a mistake none the less.

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