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9 September, 2016

Crime Commissioner Julia Mulligan backs findings of report into PCC elections

North Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner Julia Mulligan today backed the findings of the Electoral Commission in its report on the administration of the 2016 Police and Crime Commissioner elections in May.

She said:
“I wholeheartedly support the Electoral Commission’s view that people weren’t given enough information about the elections.

“However it is also clear that the ballot papers were badly designed, which resulted in too many being rejected. In North Yorkshire, there were more than 11,000 rejected ballots. One rejected ballot is too many, but more than 11,000 is a real concern.

“I strongly urge the Government to take account of the commission’s findings when it comes to considering its approach for the next PCC elections in 2020.”

For press notice and report go to:

http://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/i-am-a/journalist/electoral-commission-media-centre/news-releases-reviews-and-research/electoral-commission-calls-for-more-public-information-ahead-of-police-and-crime-commissioner-elections?