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Returning postal ballot packs by hand - important information about elections on May 2, 2024

New rules have come into place for the elections on May 2 that affect people handing in postal votes in person.

Under the new rules, postal voters are required to complete a Postal Vote Return (PVR) Form if they are handing in their postal vote at the Town Hall in Great Yarmouth or at a polling station.

This will only take a few minutes, but if a postal ballot pack is left without the relevant form being completed, the postal vote will be rejected. The completed PVR form will need to be countersigned by a relevant council officer (such as a member of the Elections Team at the Town Hall or a member of staff at the polling station).

There is now a strict limit on how many postal votes any individual can hand in. An elector may hand in their own postal vote plus up to five postal vote packs from other electors, unless they are a candidate, agent or party campaigner, in which case they can only hand in their own postal vote plus that of a close relative/someone they care for.

A completed form is not required when returning a postal vote by post via Royal Mail.

If you have any queries or need advice about how the new rules might affect you, the council's Election Team can be contacted via its helpline on 01493 846327.

Last modified on 17 April 2024

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