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AIBU to think the postal votes should have been sent out by now?

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KitKat1985 Tue 30-May-17 16:26:16

So, I usually do postal voting as I historically work double shifts on a Thursday so no time to get to the polling booth on election days (which are always on a Thursday it seems). Usually this arrives 2-3 weeks before the election / referendum date. My postal vote this year still hasn't yet arrived, despite the election being next week. I phoned about it just now and he said they were still sending them out and I'd 'probably' get it in the next few days. AIBU to think this is a bit pants? What if I was going on a weeks holiday later on this week or something (which obviously a lot of people who will have applied for a postal vote this election may well be). You'd literally not be able to get the form in time before you left. It just seems a it rubbish. AIBU?

coffeeplease16 Tue 30-May-17 16:27:09

I got mine last Wednesday

noenemee Tue 30-May-17 16:28:20

I got mine this afternoon.

TheFairyCaravan Tue 30-May-17 16:29:10

DS2 hasn't had his yet.

I'm still waiting for the card so I can vote by proxy for DS1.

It's all very last minute.

Sierra259 Tue 30-May-17 16:29:26

We got ours early last week.

IggyAce Tue 30-May-17 16:29:27

I got mine 22nd May.

HepKestrel Tue 30-May-17 16:29:30

mines just arrived

peaceloveandbiscuits Tue 30-May-17 16:29:33

I got mine last week - was starting to panic even then! I would ring the council and make sure you're definitely down for one.

Mummysh0rtlegs Tue 30-May-17 16:29:59

Got mine and gone back, arrived last week.

KitKat1985 Tue 30-May-17 16:33:12

Peaceloveandbiscuits - I already have. They have confirmed I'm down to have a postal vote but they haven't finished sending them all out yet!

MrsHathaway Tue 30-May-17 16:37:04

I got mine three or four days after the date my polling card had declared it would (eg polling card said "about 22 May" and it arrived on 26th).

In theory you're OK so long as it arrives by Wednesday 7th (!)

DavidPuddy Tue 30-May-17 16:52:42

I got mine nice and early. Which is funny because my Brexit referendum one never showed up...

LovelyBath77 Tue 30-May-17 17:10:12

Had mine a couple of weeks ago.

Figgygal Tue 30-May-17 17:11:14

I've had mine and completed/returned it

QuinionsRainbow Tue 30-May-17 19:13:11

My postal voting papers arrived three days ago, and my ballot paper has been duly returned. My postal vote notification card arrived today!

Unexpectedbaby Tue 30-May-17 20:04:47

I received mine last week

GoldTippedFeather Tue 30-May-17 20:05:37

Got mine last week, I'm in Berkshire if that helps.

NoWordForFluffy Tue 30-May-17 20:10:01

We are in the NW and ours arrived on Sat. They seem really slow as the mayoral election ones came ages before the actual election. And in previous years we've had them a good while before whichever election was upcoming.

SheSaidHeSaid Tue 30-May-17 20:11:16

I have mine, my DH, who signed up this year, hasn't.

BettySmut Tue 30-May-17 20:13:04

I'm also in the NW and mine came on Saturday too. Returned ballot paper today.

AberdeenAngusina Tue 30-May-17 20:23:58

Dh will be working abroad next week so applied for a postal vote. He got the acknowledgement two weeks ago but no voting papers yet. He leaves on Saturday, so he's getting worried.

AndNoneForGretchenWieners Tue 30-May-17 20:24:51

I got mine last week, done and dusted.

Littlefish Tue 30-May-17 20:25:53

I received mine last week and have already sent it back.

singme Tue 30-May-17 20:26:15

What will you do? Same for my DH. Thinking of applying for a proxy vote but I don't think you can if you already have a postal one applied for?!?

BellyBean Tue 30-May-17 20:44:29

Ours were sent out on thur so most received by now. Don't think it's helped being a snap election, lots more registering st the last min.

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