HL Deb 05 July 2004 vol 663 c67WA
Lord Lucas

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they will consider allowing people in all-postal voting elections who so wish to cast their ballots at a polling station. [HL3467]

Lord Filkin:

Places at which people may complete their vote in private and deposit it in a ballot box are already a feature of all-postal ballots. The all-postal pilots which took place in June required at least one assistance and delivery point (ADP) to be set up in each local authority area, with additional points to be used where circumstances required it.

The Government have confirmed that arrangements will be in place to ensure the provision of ADPs for the forthcoming referendums on regional government, also due to be run on an all-postal basis.

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