Postal voting gripes! in The Complete France Post Bag Posted April 26, 2011 Whether you get a chance to send in a postal vote depends on the constituency you last lived in in UKMy mother used to live in the Fareham constituency before joining us here in France 4 years ago. She gets her postal vote in good time and has voted in the last General Election and in the AV referendum.We were last registered as living in Tower Hamlets where there is a huge amount of Postal Voting by "ghost" voters who live, oddly enough, by the hundreds in houses belonging to local political figures and their friends and families, but who are never actually seen coming and going. These "ghost" postal voters always get their voting papers in good time. Too bad, however, if you live abroad like us. We either get our papers way too late (like posted to us the day before the election) or not at all. Last I heard, this transparent vote-rigging in the constituency was going to be investigated. I did e-mail the Prime Minister after the last General Election to complain about my, probably deliberate, disenfranchisement. I still haven't had any AV referendum voting papers, though.