Hundreds of voters in the Sheffield Hallam constituency were denied their democratic right to vote after waiting in queues of over 2 hours at polling stations. Voters had the door of polling stations slammed in their face at exactly 10pm, even though they had arrived at the polling station hours before the deadline, due to inefficient staff.
Many other instances of voters denied their constitutional rights were reported across the country, with reasons given including running out of ballot papers, and voters "lost" from public records. Many University of Sheffield students and local residents queued for hours in the rain for their first chance to vote, before being told that the incompetency of the electoral services took precedence of their right to vote.
Other polling stations in other parts of the country allowed all people in the queue at 10pm into the polling station to vote. Thousands of Sheffield students have joined a group on Facebook alleging bias against students at St. Johns Ranmoor polling station. Eye witnesses have said that local residents and the elderly were put into a 'fast-track' queue while students queued for hours.