Emergency support for delayed postal votes

Inverclyde Council is asking anyone due to leave for holiday on Monday who has not already received a postal ballot pack, to attend the Municipal Buildings, Greenock tomorrow, Sunday 30 June between 2pm and 3pm, where they will be prioritised to receive a replacement.

The distribution of postal votes nationally has been hit by delays.

Staff will be available to process as many replacement packs as possible.

Please bring both your postal poll card letter and your photographic ID to receive a replacement.

Please do not arrive on Sunday if there is any other way for you to await normal office hours next week as we have to prioritise those voters who are unavailable by any other means.

Anyone else, who will be home next week, but requires a replacement pack for any undelivered or lost postal votes, should make an appointment with our Election Office on telephone 01475 712126 or email elections@inverclyde.gov.uk.

They will then be asked to attend our Customer Service Centre in the Municipal Buildings to collect the replacement postal ballot pack.

Residents will need to produce appropriate photo identification and their postal poll card letter to allow the pack to be issued. Eligible types of ID people can bring are listed on our elections page.

Anyone who is unable to or does not wish to return their postal vote by post can hand it in to the Customer Service Centre, Municipal Buildings, Greenock, during office hours, up to Thursday 4 July 2024 or at any polling station in the constituency between 7am and 10pm on Thursday 4 July 2024.

People should note that they can only hand in a maximum of five postal votes plus their own vote and that they must complete a postal vote return form which they will be asked to complete when they hand them to an authorised staff member.