Postal vote mistakes set to be explained

Voters who made a mistake on their postal voting statements in the recent European Parliamentary Elections will be contacted by their local Electoral Registration Officer to explain why their vote was not counted.

Changes in European Regulations mean that voters can now be made aware of a range of mistakes and omissions that stopped their ballot paper being included in the election count.

Reasons included signatures and dates of birth being omitted or not matching those on record.

In East Dunbartonshire around 11,000 postal application packs were issued, with just 180 rejected.