Polling station error leaves Linslade voters unable to vote in EU referendum

An error at a Linslade polling station left potential voters not able to have their say in the EU referendum this morning, the Leighton Buzzard Observer can reveal.
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According to residents on Knaves Hill much of the road was not included on the registration list at Linslade Lower School polling station, meaning that they were unable to cast their vote.

Central Beds Council has said that the problem has now been resolved and that it is making arrangements with voters who missed out.

Tim Casterton, of Knaves Hill, told the LBO he was turned away from the polling station early this morning.

He said: “They said that they didn’t have any of the high numbers on the list and they couldn’t give me a voting card.

“My neighbour wasn’t on there either, it is a total shambles.

“Andrew Selous (MP for SW Beds) was outside the station and I spoke to him about it – he said he would ring the returning officer and find out what had happened.

“I heard a few other people with the same complaint.”

Mr Casterton, 56, added that he may now not be able to vote at all, as he has to drive to Durham after work this evening.

He said: “I might miss it completely which is annoying as (the vote) is supposed to be really close.”

> Have you been affected by the error? Contact the LBO on 01582 798505 or email [email protected]

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