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Harvington twins get the vote... aged 18 months
4:10pm Tuesday 13th November 2012 in News
MOST of us have to wait until we are 18-years-old before receiving polling cards to vote in elections.
But twin brothers from Harvington, near Evesham, received their cards at only 18 months old after their family accidentally registered them to vote in the Police Crime Commissioner elections next week.
Despite Lennon and Finley Tarry not being able to check any boxes, their grandad Kevin Hurdman said he may still take them down to the polling station anyway.
Mr Hurdman, of Village Street, said the situation has caused a lot of laughter within the family.
“We had quite a chuckle and found the whole thing quite amusing,” he said.
“We are not up in arms about it, it seems quite funny. I could have filled it out for the twins. I may take them down with me on Thursday to the polling station regardless.”
The twins mother, Harriet Hurdman, said: “I found it amusing. I was confused as I thought you had to be 18 to vote. Other people have found it hilarious.”
Elaine Dicks, Electoral Services Manager at Wychavon, said: “We ask people to declare anyone who is over eighteen in the household and this is a legal declaration which we have to take on good faith.
“On rare occasions residents do get confused and think they need to list everyone who lives with them.”
Voting for the new position will take place on Thursday, November 15.
For more information visit choosemypcc.org.uk or call 0800 1070708 for printed information.
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