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LOCAL ELECTIONS: COUNCILS SHOULD FOLLOW SUCCESS OF POSTAL BALLOT PILOTS

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Labour party chairman Charles Clarke said the success of postal ballots, which brought turnout up to 60 per cent in...
Labour party chairman Charles Clarke said the success of postal ballots, which brought turnout up to 60 per cent in some areas, showed that other local authorities should look at using this form of voting.

He told BBC Radio Four's Today programme it was unlikely that postal ballots would be available for the next general election, but they might be in general elections after that.

He acknowledged there had been concerns raised about fraud in postal ballots

and the Electoral Commission was looking into this, he said.

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