Thousands of delayed postal votes should have landed now, says Sheffield Council

Thousands of voters waiting on postal votes to arrive should have now received them, Sheffield Council said.

Tuesday, 4th May 2021, 3:23 pm
Updated Tuesday, 4th May 2021, 6:15 pm

Problems with printers caused delay to the delivery of around 15,000 postal votes across the city, it was confirmed last week.

Kate Josephs, chief executive of the council and returning officer, said it “obviously falls far below our expectations” and that they were in urgent talks with the printers to ensure no efforts were spared in getting them delivered on time.

She also said they worked with Royal Mail to get them through the system as quickly as possible and confirmed that they should have now arrived.

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Ms Josephs said: “Our understanding is that postal votes have landed on doorsteps today. If anyone hasn’t received theirs, please get in touch with us at [email protected].

“Please complete your postal vote as soon as possible. You have until Wednesday to return your vote by post. You can also hand deliver your postal vote to the Town Hall or at your local polling station.”

Polling stations will be open from 7am to 10pm on Thursday, 6 May.

Voters will decide on city councillors, the structure by which the council is run and the police and crime commissioner for South Yorkshire.

Some Ecclesfield voters will also choose parish councillors and if you live in Broomhill, Broomfield, Summerfield or Tapton you can also vote in the referendum on whether to adopt a neighbourhood plan.

Those attending a polling station will be required to wear a face covering and, those voting in person will need to bring their own pen or pencil.

To find out where your polling station is, visit https://www.sheffield.gov.uk/home/your-city-council/polling-stations