A HUDDERSFIELD woman has attacked the postal voting system used in the recent Kirklees Council elections.
Mrs Anne Barber, of Back Pollard Street at Fartown, has criticised the system, also used for the European Parliament elections.
She, her husband Alan and five of their neighbours did not receive their voting papers through the post.
The Barbers contacted Kirklees and were told it was possible that Royal Mail had not delivered the papers yet.
But by June 1, no papers had arrived.
The Barbers were then told they could get replacements by visiting the Holmfirth elections office and presenting identification.
They did not do this because it involved catching two buses and Mr Barber is disabled and ill.
Mrs Barber said: "How would infirm people or people with children manage? Why should it cost us time and money to register our legal vote?
"Members of my household, together with everyone else in the same street, have been denied a vote in these crucial elections."
Mrs Barber said she was worried about what had happened to her voting papers. She said: "Who has received our papers and how have they been used?
"Anyone can sign for me and others and get their friends to sign to say it's genuine. This election must be illegal."
Susan Hutson, electoral services manager for Kirklees, said there had only been a few reported cases of undelivered papers. Everyone involved received replacements.
She added: "Everyone who got replacements signed a form to say they can't vote twice. Our barcode system would highlight it if two papers had been scanned for one person.
"If someone is concerned that someone else may have used their papers, they can contact us. We can see if a vote was returned."