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Postal Ballots

Asked if the Government was going to go ahead with postal ballots for local elections next year, the PMS replied that it was up to the local authorities to decide if they would use postal ballots in their areas. Our view was that the postal ballots that had been used this year in the regional referendum and the European Elections showed that people were very interested in this, and that the turn out had increased. We were very keen that people took part in the democratic process, and postal balloting which had taken place this year showed it was popular.

Asked if a local council area could also run postal ballots alongside a general election ballot, the PMS said there were no plans to hold an all postal ballot for a general election.

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