VOTING CHANGE: The Kids Are Alright but it’s the adults who have made a blooper

THERE are now two ways to vote for your Kids Are Alright Challenge winner after an error was made in the phone number for text votes.

Voters experienced problems after the wrong text number was mistakenly printed in last week’s Cambs Times/Wisbech Standard. THE CORRECT TEXT NUMBER IS 84555.

Now, readers will be also able to vote using a coupon, which will appear in this week’s and next week’s paper.

Editor John Elworthy apologised for the mistake and emphasised that none of those who text the wrong number will have been charged.

Mr Elworthy said: “We’re very sorry about the mistake but we’re back on track now. The good news is that we’ve now decided to add postal votes to what promises to be a very exciting final.”

To vote, text the word KIDS followed by a space and your winner’s number to 84555. The relevant three-digit number appears alongside descriptions of each of the 18 nominees, who are all profiled on a special section of our website.

Texts cost 25p plus your standard operator charge. Lines close at noon on Friday July 1. The deadline for postal votes will be extended to 12noon on the day of the final (Monday July 4) to give last-gasp voters a chance to have their say.

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