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Thu May 5, 2016, 06:48 AM

Barnet polling station 'shambles' as London mayoral election voters turned away in lists blunder

The London mayoral election started with an “absolute shambles” in one borough as voters were turned away from polling stations given incomplete electoral lists.

Hundreds of residents in Barnet said they were told they could not vote without their polling card, while some carrying the document said they were also refused.

Arjun Mittra, a Labour councillor for East Finchley ward, said the “logistical nightmare” affected every one of the borough’s 90 polling stations.

“Out of the seven people who came to my polling station in the first 10 minutes, only one was able to vote,” he told The Independent.

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http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/elections-2016-absolute-shambles-in-barnet-as-voters-turned-away-from-polling-stations-with-wrong-a7014411.html

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rpannier May 2016 OP
T_i_B May 2016 #1
muriel_volestrangler May 2016 #2

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Thu May 5, 2016, 07:18 AM

1. Barnet Council is notorious for privatising everything in sight

I guess this shows what a sham the Tories "privatisation uber alles" ideology is.

And the thing is, the people being turned away from the polling booths here would normally be expected to back the Tories for London Mayor.

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Thu May 5, 2016, 08:40 AM

2. I like how, in an abundance of caution, the Independent has pixelled out

the polling station address, the government helpline numbers and web addresses, and the return address for the polling card in the illustration!

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