Postal votes crucial to council election result

Thousands of postal votes are expected to drop through letter boxes across East Ayrshire within the next couple of days.

Some council candidates could have received enough votes through the post to effectively elect them before a single ballot is cast next Thursday.

Consequently, Scottish Conservatives are mounting a final push this week in Kilmarnock East & Hurlford to get out the postal vote – urging all residents to use their vote to help elect Rob Murray who will stand up for the local issues that affect people’s everyday lives.

Ruth Davidson MSP, Leader of the Scottish Conservatives said,

“This is a crucial week for voters, as the result of the election could be largely determined by the hundreds of thousands of postal votes cast from around Scotland.

It is no exaggeration to say that some candidates may receive enough postal ballots to be all but elected before a single polling booth is open or ballot cast in the traditional manner.

Because of the multi-member voting system used in the council elections, candidates do not need to get a majority to be elected.

It means that with candidates needing as little as 25 per cent in some areas of the country to win a council seat, the results of many wards could be partially decided by the end of the week.

The Scottish Conservatives urge people to use their postal votes to elect candidates who will fight for local issues on everything from education, pot holes and anti-social behaviour – while also getting value for money for the taxpayer.”

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Posted on April 23, 2012, in News. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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