THE Government is vowing to press ahead with all-postal elections in Yorkshire after watchdogs dropped THEIR objections.
The independent Electoral Commission said regional election officials were now "more positive" about the move.
Ministers want Yorkshire to be at the centre of the trial scheme for this summer's council and European Union elections.
Instead of voting in person or by post, all voters would have to cast their vote by mail.
But councils are in disarray after Tories and Lib-Dems in the House of Lords blocked the scheme.
The Government has little time to resolve the deadlock, as nominations for the June 10 elections close on May 13.
But electoral staff will need to know much earlier than then which voting system they will be using, so they can arrange printing of stationery and hiring of premises.
Suppliers are reported to be warning that it is getting too late to print ballot papers in time for all-postal voting.
Tories and Liberal Democrats who opposed the plans said the pilot scheme - which covered four regions - was too wide.