EDDC and East Devon Alliance cited in Guardian postal vote cock-ups article

… In East Devon postal votes were sent out to voters without an official security mark. The acting returning officer for the East Devon constituency, Mark Williams, issued a statement earlier this week reassuring postal voters that if they had not yet returned their postal votes they should still do so. “We have taken all the necessary steps to ensure the postal votes are valid and will be counted,” William said.

Paul Arnott, chairman of the East Devon Alliance, expressed his dismay at the situation, calling for the new government “to centrally digitise the issuing of ballot papers and remove the potential for fraud in all levels of elections”. …”

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/jun/08/plymouth-blames-loss-of-1500-postal-voting-packs-on-computer-problem

EDA could, of course, also have mentioned:

the lost 6,000 voters of 2015:
https://eastdevonwatch.org/2014/07/07/the-missing-6000-voters-eddc-named-and-s/

which led to Electoral Officer EDDC CEO being summoned to Parliament to not-very-satisfactorily explain himself:

https://eastdevonwatch.org/2014/11/15/the-missing-6000-voters-and-the-award-for-best-lame-excuse-goes-to-mark-williams/

AND the other mistakes that took place in 2015:

https://eastdevonwatch.org/2017/06/02/east-devon-alliance-hit-out-at-unforgivable-mistake-over-postal-voting-cock-up/

EDDC Scrutiny Committee – we await your input!

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