General election 2019: Hundreds of students could be denied their vote due to admin errors

Many of the 200 invalid applications to vote in Cardiff are believed to relate to students living in a large student accommodation building in the Welsh capital. iNews reports.

On Wednesday, the National Union of Students Wales said it was “alarmed” that a significant number of students will be unable to cast their vote, after providing incomplete information, including room and flat numbers.

Students reported being sent emails on Monday from Cardiff Council, saying that their applications had not been registered, after the deadline to do so had passed on 26 November, because they had not given complete addresses for their large student block accommodation, including room numbers.

A student at the University of South Wales, who asked to remain anonymous, said “They said it’s a problem with large student accommodation blocks, which is slightly worrying. It seems fishy because we’re students and it affects our future – anyone in power who doesn’t want that change can easily design it so our addresses are allegedly ‘invalid’.”
 
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