Dead Men Left

Thursday, April 14, 2005

"Returning officer suspended over 1,000 unopened votes"

Meanwhile, in Birmingham:

Two council officials have been suspended after an estimated 1,000 unopened postal votes for last year's local elections in Birmingham were found stuffed in a box at the council's election office.

The envelopes are thought to have been hidden away after someone realised soon after last June's election that they had not been entered. One of those suspended is John Owen, the elections officer and one of the country's leading election experts.

Maybe we should just toss a coin on May 5 and have done.

(In other news, Kilroy-Silk might be getting quietly shuffled out of the party he formed in his own image.)