PROBLEMS at three polling stations in Chester on the morning of polling day in the General Election left some residents unable to vote.
Chester Labour party worker Bob Rudd claimed voters attending the Cherry Grove and Highfield polling stations in Blacon or the Ebenezer Chapel polling station in Tattenhall had been turned away, despite recently applying to be on the electoral register.
Mr Rudd said: “I have officially complained and rung the Town Hall and spoke to a senior manager about this.
“We have had a number of instances where people are being turned away because the presiding officers cannot see their names down on the list of registered voters, because they are late additions.
“Some voters have been going to the Town Hall to check if they are on the register, but my fear is some will give up and not vote, because of the bad weather.”
Chester Labour candidate Christine Russell added: “The officers should have made sure of this before now.”
A spokeswoman for Cheshire West and Chester Council said: “A handful of people turned up at the polling stations this morning and the staff on duty tried to ring the electoral office to check if they were on the register.
“Unfortunately the phone line was engaged so the voters, some of whom were probably on their way to work, were reassured and advised to come back later in the day.”