Friday, November 24, 2006

No votes for the new party

CLARO- the new political party for Orihuela Costa, has discovered that over 11,000 of the 16,000 voting application forms sent to non-Spanish residents of the area have been returned undelivered. At a press conference last week they said that the communications from the Electoral Census Office in Alicante were sent in September but did not reach 70% of their intended recipients, according to the postal service, Correos.

Representatives of the party have described the situation as “shocking and shameful,” the blame for which they lay not principally at the inefficiency of Correos, but Orihuela Town Hall, “For allowing a building frenzy to take place in which they have not been able to exercise a proper control of street addresses, house numbers, and street signs as well as leaving the area without proper postal services.”

They argued that if tax demands and bills are able to find their intended recipients then there is no reason for any such difficulty in this case.

When you visit the Orihuela Costa and see the massive building projects that are under way you wonder how the people who buy there ever find their homes once they are completed. The poor post person doesn't stand a chance.

Thankfully we didn't have a problem here in Bigastro. We collected our registration documents from the Post Office and returned them in good time for the 2007 local elections.

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