Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Volcano May Foil Some U.K. Voters -

Volcano May Foil Some U.K. Voters -

The Icelandic volcano ash cloud is toying with the efforts of some British voters hoping to cast a ballot in the May 6 general election.

Tuesday was the deadline both to register to vote and to apply to vote by mail. That means some travelers stranded overseas lost their opportunity to register. The situation brightened Tuesday, after Britain's government said some U.K. airports would reopen that evening.

Because of the disruption, some may not receive their absentee ballots in time or won't be able to return them. People who applied for absentee ballots, or 'postal votes' before the volcano erupted likely have already had their ballots sent to them, and could have already returned them. Those who waited—either to apply or return their ballots—now have to keep their fingers crossed.

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