CAERPHILLY County Borough Council has confirmed reports of an error on polling cards sent to voters ahead of a ward by-election.
Polling cards sent out to residents in the Penmaen ward incorrectly said the election would be held on Thursday August 3, although the correct voting day of Thursday August 31 was also present on the cards.
The council is sending replacement polling cards to voters in the Penmaen ward after the error was spotted.
A spokesperson for Caerphilly County Borough Council told the Local Democracy Reporting Service: “We confirm that there is an error on the poll cards that are currently being delivered for the Penmaen by-election.
“In some places the wrong date of the election has been printed on the poll card – although the correct date also appears on all the cards.
“To make it clear, the election is to take place on August 31.
“A replacement ‘pink’ poll card will be sent out urgently. The new poll card will carry a message to inform electors that this is the poll card they need.”