Fobbed off and Misinformed Kat Sellner and Moritz Valero, both German nationals, said they were initially told by Tower Hamlets Council at the end of April that they had to fill in EC6 and UC1 forms to request to vote in the UK and not Germany. On the 2nd May, they then went to Tower Hamlet’s Council offices in person with the filled-out forms but were told that that “would be put in a box with the other letters”. They didn’t receive a receipt from Tower Hamlets. When, three days ago, Valera phoned the council and asked if they were eligible to vote, she was told they “only received the form on the 16th May” – two weeks after they had, in fact, handed them into the council and a week after the deadline for registering to vote. Sellner also phoned up to complain and was also fobbed off. In an extraordinary bit of backpedalling, Tower Hamlets phoned the couple back six hours later and said they had checked their CCTV footage from the 2nd May and could confirm that they were telling the truth and that they would, in fact, be able to vote. Other EU nationals have complained that they were not even told they needed to fill in a sperate form after they had already registered to vote in local elections. “I went to the polling station today and was turned away and informed about some mysterious form that no one was able to tell me more about,” Kinga Burger, from Poland, told the Guardian. Another Polish national, Piotr Klaskala, went to his local polling station and could see his correct name and address on the list in front of officials and then noticed it was crossed out, suggesting that he had registered to vote successfully but was being barred from voting.