Sharon Kemp, the Returning Officer for Rotherham Borough, has issued the following statement:
"Due to circumstances beyond our control, a small number of postal votes may have been delayed. We believe this could be up to one per cent of the overall number of postal votes.
"We are asking anyone who applied for a postal vote by the deadline of 5pm on the 20th April and who has not received their postal vote with their post today to get in contact with us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01709 382121 as soon as they can. We will then deliver a replacement postal vote to those people.
"Once people do receive their votes, I advise them to move very quickly. Get the form filled in and return on the same day if possible.
"Voters have until Wednesday to put their vote in the post, they can also put their vote through the letterbox at Riverside House on any day up to and including polling day until 10pm or hand their postal vote in at any polling station by 10pm on polling day (Thursday 6th May)."