Tag Archives : election


Electoral canvass teams visiting homes in the city

Over two thirds of Plymouth’s households have responded so far in the Council’s annual electoral canvass, which checks that the right people are registered to vote at each address. Forms were posted in August to over 100,000 households across Plymouth. From 20 October teams of canvassers will be visiting the households that haven’t responded yet […]


Independent investigation into election problems

The BBC is running a story on local television and radio today about the independent investigation into electoral administration problems in Plymouth this year. This investigation, which we commissioned jointly with the Electoral Commission, is still ongoing and it would be entirely inappropriate for us to comment without waiting for the full findings to be […]


Election Review: how to submit evidence

If you were affected by electoral administration problems in the lead-up to the General Election on 8 June 2017 we would welcome your feedback which will be considered as part of an independent investigation. You can do this through an online feedback form at www.plymouth.gov.uk/electionreview or by clicking on the homepage banner on the Council […]


Council calls for evidence for independent investigation of election problems

Plymouth City Council is asking people affected by electoral administration problems in the lead-up to the General Election on 8 June to tell an independent enquiry about their experiences. The Council announced last week that an independent investigation would be held after it came to light there had been problems with sending out postal vote […]


Statement on people not on the electoral register on polling day

The reason some people arrived at a polling station on Thursday and were told they were not on the electoral register and could not vote was because they had been removed after failing to confirm their eligibility to be registered. At the time that poll cards were sent out a number of electors who had […]


Statement on the General Election results for Plymouth Sutton and Devonport

Acting Returning Officer Tracey Lee said: “We have full confidence that all votes at the General Election count were counted correctly but unfortunately we have now found that the figure for the final number of votes declared for the Plymouth Sutton and Devonport constituency was not correct. This does not affect the result of the […]


Important information on postal vote packs

The majority of postal voters who did not receive their ballot pack should now have received a replacement. If you haven’t, please contact us on 304866 or 304936 as soon as possible. Replacement packs can be issued from the Council House until 5pm today (this is the legal deadline). All ballot papers issued must be […]


Problems with postal vote packs – update

Replacement postal ballot packs have been delivered to addresses across Plymouth last night and this morning. Special deliveries of packs have also been made to people outside the city who applied for postal votes and did not receive them. The majority of people who did not receive their postal vote pack should now have received […]


Update on postal ballot packs

We are continuing to do everything we can to ensure the 1,510 people in Plymouth who did not receive their postal vote pack are able to vote. We have already delivered replacement postal voting packs to more than half of those who hadn’t received one and are making special deliveries this morning to the remainder […]


Update on postal ballot packs issue

We have been urgently investigating a problem with some people who had applied for a postal vote not receiving their packs. It appears that a computer problem meant 1,510 people who applied for a postal vote did not receive their packs in the post. We are still investigating the cause and will find out what […]


Make sure you’re registered to vote in general election

If you want to vote in the general election on Thursday 8 June and you’re not already on the electoral register you have just over three weeks left to sign up. Anyone who wants to have their say must register by midnight on Monday 22 May. Council Chief Executive Tracey Lee said: “It’s really important […]


Election voting gets under way

Thousands of people will be heading to polling stations across Plymouth today (Thursday 5 May) to vote in the City Council and Police and Crime Commissioner elections. Polls are open from 7am to 10pm and the count for the City Council election will get under way at the Plymouth Life Centre as soon as ballot […]


One week left to register to vote – don’t miss out!

With just one week to go before the 20 April registration deadline for the general election Plymouth City Council is calling for anyone who isn’t yet registered to go online and do so at www.gov.uk/registertovote Local and national campaigns have been running over the last few months to remind voters that they can’t take part […]