The council's Chief Executive, Diane Shepherd, requested a full data matching exercise of the whole of the district after an error affecting 147 properties in the Chichester City was spotted. As a result of this exercise it was found that three further streets had been incorrectly placed in the Sidlesham and Selsey North ward. This has now been corrected and they have now been moved into the Selsey South ward.

The affected streets are:

Montalan Crescent
The Wadeway
Medmerry

The number of electors affected is 46, including eight postal voters. Letters have been sent to all of the residents affected advising them of the correct polling station to attend and new postal votes have been also issued. Candidates and agents have also been informed.

Diane Shepherd, Chief Executive and Returning Officer at Chichester District Council said:

"I would firstly like to apologise for the error and any inconvenience this has caused. The running of any election is a major project and this one has been particularly challenging. We have had to deal with over 92,000 electors, 28,000 postal votes, 21 wards, 66 parish areas and 603 nominations. This has coincided with a major boundary review to all District and City Council wards and the late imposition of the EU elections.

"Given the scale of this operation, this election has tested my staff to the full and unfortunately an error was identified with the electoral register. The law recognises that errors may occur and provides me with the power to correct the register by 9pm on the day of the poll. Please be assured that I have taken all necessary steps to rectify the situation. If anyone affected wishes to discuss the matter further, they should contact one of my team on 01243 521010."