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The ballot was abandoned after the sudden death of the Coxford candidate.
Southampton City Council says no ward count or check will take place after the returning officer has been informed of Galton’s death.
Coxford residents have been urged not to head to the polls.
A new election for the department will be held within 35 business days.
A spokesman for the council said: “Our condolences go out to Mr Galton’s family.
“The law provides that if proof of death of a candidate is handed over to the return officer after the poll has been opened, but before the result has been declared, the ballot must be abandoned, and a new election must be held for that section.
“Therefore, the returning officer has closed all polling stations in Coxford Ward.”
As a result, voters may not go to the following locations:
- Zoe Braithwaite Center, Fraser Close
- Lordswood Community Center (Little Hall), Sandpiper Road
- St Vincent de Paul RC Church (Center Hall Section), Coxford Road
- Lordshill Community Centre, Cromarty Road
- Kinloss Court (Communal Lounge), Northolt Gardens
- Scout Headquarters (Main Hall), Durmor Road
- Coxford Community Center (Main Hall), Olive Road