So in response to my post yesterday about Party members being issued multiple ballots for the mayoral primary the Conservative Party has issued a statement:
"Rigorous systems are in place to recognise if someone has voted more than once and each voter will only have a single vote counted. There are instances when members may have received more than one ballot paper if they have been members in more than one place.”
Firstly I’d like to say that I think it says something that the Party takes this issue seriously enough to issue a statement.
However if I may offer something of an adjustment if not an out-and-out correction; it’s not a case that people ‘may’ have received multiple ballot papers – as seen in the comments here and over at ConHome – numerous ballots have been received by multiple people. Although as already pointed out this is clearly the result of an administrative error.
The ultimate question of course is whether the systems in place for recognising votes are more rigorous than the one for issuing them?