A total of 476 postal voting packs for the An Taobh Siar agus Nis by-election have been issued to electors and will start arriving from Friday September, 25.
When voting by post, voters need to fill in the postal voting statement accompanying their ballot paper, giving their signature and date of birth. As a security measure these are matched against the signature and date of birth the voter provided when they applied to vote by post.
Returning Officer, Mr Malcolm Burr said: “Postal voting is growing in popularity as a convenient way for voters to have their say. I would urge Postal Voters to take the time to read the guidance enclosed and ensure that they have completed the postal voting statement by signing the statement and filling in their date of birth. Postal votes must be returned before polls close at 10pm on Wednesday 7 October 2015.”