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Postal Ballots

Volume 455: debated on Wednesday 24 January 2007

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what advice her Department has given to post offices on employment of local and national election candidates working in its establishments and their contact with postal ballots. (117458)

My Department does not issue guidance to post offices on the employment of individuals who choose to stand as candidates at local or national elections. The Electoral Commission produces a code of conduct which sets out guidance on how candidates and their agents should behave during an election campaign. This includes guidance on the handling of postal vote applications and ballot papers.