In an attempt to educate us the electorate, on how to vote, Kent TV have put up some guides on the electoral process for us voters, which is one of those roles Kent TV should if it exists, carry out, it would be handy if they checked their facts though.
In the film “Guide for First Time Voters” whilst discussing what to do if you make a mistake on your ballot paper “Ian Bigwood” gives this advice 'If you’ve made a mistake in the polling booth, you simply go back to the polling staff and speak to them and they can issue you with a replacement, but in this instance because you only have one vote on each ballot paper; it’s a very simple process.'
Now since Mr Bigwood is the deputy returning officer of Sevenoaks District Council that might be true for his area but since the advice is for a Kent wide audience, get this clear in some wards like Margate & Cliftonville you have two votes on the ballot paper so the statement is WRONG.
Should this concern you, yes if you are a candidate in the case of my area for the Tories Chris Wells could lose out to colleague Michael Jarvis, Clive Hart for Labour might come second to Iris Johnson, I’m basing this on alphabetical placing on the ballot paper.
AS KCC’S KENT TV FAILS TO MAKE CLEAR IN SOME ELECTORAL DIVISIONS YOU HAVE MORE THAN ONE VOTE IN THE COUNTY ELECTIONS.