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Cath Whitehead, acting returning officer for the General Election in Darlington said: We would like to issue a sincere apology to David Hodgson, the UKIP candidate, and the 89 voters at Whessoe Parish Hall who placed their votes before the error was spotted and rectified.
Darlington's acting returning officer Cath Whitehead said the decision had been taken to ensure the voters' ballots remained confidential and stressed that Mr Hodgson or other voters "have the right to challenge the outcome".
Darlington's acting returning officer said the decision had been taken to ensure voters' ballots remained confidential and stressed that Mr Hodgson or other voters "have the right to challenge the outcome".
Yesterday, the acting returning officer for the constituency advised that the by-election could be called early next month.
Yesterday the acting returning officer for the constituency advised that the by election could be called early next month.
Acting returning officer Amanda Skelton said: "It is vital that anyone who is not registered to vote, but wishes to do so, makes contact with us by April 20.
During a House of Commons adjournment debate in July, Ms Jones told fellow MPs: "The organisation of the local elections in Warrington this year revealed both an astonishing degree of incompetence on the part of the acting returning officer, Mrs (Diana) Terris, and a disregard for the basic principles of democracy that was frankly breathtaking.
DAVID DAVIS will face 25 other candidates in the Haltemprice and Howden by-election, the acting returning officer has confirmed.
Mr Crompton urged voters who felt someone was trying to influence them to contact their local acting returning officer.
Acting Returning Officer Philip Robinson said an 'urgent review' of electoral registration and postal voting should be carried out before the next elections in 2006.
The acting returning officer, Peter Smith, ordered a full recount at the Festival Hall leisure centre in Kirkby-in-Ashfield.
Calderdale Council's acting returning officer, Paul Sheehan, called for MPs to act to restore confidence in the system.
Acting Returning Officer Philip Robinson said an "urgent review" of electoral registration and postal voting should be carried out before the next elections in 2006.
Unfortunately, the acting returning officer, who normally has the power to amend the register when clerical errors are discovered, is legally unable to do so within five working days of an election taking place.