Copenhagen/Paris — Numerous British expatriates say they are being prevented from voting in this week’s European parliament election because they did not receive their ballot papers in time. Europeans go to the polls on May 23-26 to elect members of the European parliament. Britain will vote on Thursday, and Britons living abroad who registered in advance for a postal vote must have returned their ballot papers by then. “I didn’t receive my ballot papers until two days before the election, nowhere near enough time to get my vote back to the UK by normal post,” Rosie Sharpe, a Briton working in Copenhagen as a campaigner for environmental organisations, said on Wednesday. Sharpe and her partner received their ballot papers only on Tuesday even though they were posted via Royal Mail on May 10. Instead she paid 370 Danish kroner ($55) to send the ballot back by courier, she said. Sending a letter from Denmark to the UK by normal mail normally takes at least a week. In France, numerous...

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