Due to on-going technical issues regarding voting in the first round of “Burnley’s Got Talent”, the competition organisers have requested that the poll be halted on www.burnleyexpress.net.
Organiser Raynor Pepper has issued the following statement: “It is with regret that, due to factors involving the voting system on the Express website and in the interest of public fairness, votes that have been cast on www.burnleyexpress.net to date will be disallowed and voting closed. We have asked the Express to reopen voting for the 14-year-and-under category on Monday, October 17th, until Saturday, October 22nd, using a public vote hosted on its FaceBook page.
“The voting on the 2BR website and in the voting boxes in Asda Burney and the Express office in Burnley will continue as previously arranged until Saturday, October 15th - these votes will then be collated and added to the votes cast on the Express FaceBook page on October 22nd.”
The Express has launched a full investigation into the volume of votes being cast.