Q How do Conservative candidates win elections in Desborough?
A Postal Votes
Q How many people in Desborough have a Postal Vote?
A In Desborough there are roughly 900 postal voters in the St Giles Ward and 900 in the Loatland Ward.
Q How does this make a difference?
A It is estimated that around 80% of Postal voters actually vote.
Q How does this affect the result?
A It makes it possible for a Party, group or individual to be 200, 300 or 400 votes in front before the Polling Stations open on Polling Day.
Q How does the Conservative Party get so many Postal Votes?
A Direct mail using a business reply service (FREEPOST), knocking doors, talking to Conservative supporters.
Q Can I get a Postal Vote?
A Yes, since the year 2000 anyone can apply for a Postal Vote. You can apply to vote by post for all future elections.
Q How can I apply?
- You can get an application form on line at – https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/apply-for-a-postal-vote
- You can contact Kettering Borough Council on 01536 410333 and ask for ‘Electoral Services’ to get an application form or simply (click here and print the form) KBC PV (3)
- Contact Kettering Constituency Labour Party – Tel: 01536 540161
- E-mail Desborough Labour Party and we can drop an application form to you –firstname.lastname@example.org
Remember there is a cut off date for applications before each election.
DON’T LOSE YOUR VOICE – VOTE BY POST