The 2015 election campaign thanks to the Tories has been a dirty one.
Incidents such as the one above may be just cock-ups but we will never know.
Running alongside the story from Hull is one relating to Hastings and Rye in the south of England where "Thousands of blank ballot papers for the parliamentary and borough elections next Thursday are missing after the van bringing them from the printers to Hastings was stolen. Almost 250,000 blank papers for voters to fill in when they go to the polls, including the Hastings and Rye parliamentary ballot papers and those for Eastbourne Borough Council’s elections, are missing."
Those blank ballot papers could of course be used and abused. Police are investigating.
In the meantime money will have to be spent to produce thousands of new ballot papers and in time for May 7. They will be produced in a way to differentiate them from the stolen papers.
Looking online there is news of at least one more lash up; "Candidates and residents fear election chaos in Stoke-on-Trent as some postal ballots sent out at the beginning of the week are mixed up and invalid. The elections in the area for both the all-out council election and the three parliamentary seats are administered by Stoke-on-Trent City Council.
Residents this morning began complaining to the council about ballot papers and the return envelops having the wrong numbers on, which should match. Votes sent with non-matching ballot papers and envelops will be invalidated and not counted in the election."
Having had five years to plan for the General Election all is not well. None of the cases highlighted above affect Tory constituencies. There is no evidence of corruption but we should remain open minded.
All of this means it is more important than ever to vote on Thursday, use your vote wisely and make sure you know who should be on the ballot paper.
If you know of other incidents please share.