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'You need less ID to vote than to park or bank' blog discussion
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I took the card with me, for verification they asked for my name and Address...it was on the card already.
Every vote counts, just look in the phone book, go to a polling station and vote under someone elses name! I thought it might require more, but they didnt even ask for any ID...oh well...
Though, interestingly, we had a Lib-Dem council candidate knock earlier to see if we'd voted (we had). I would imagine that if we hadn't the next question would have been if we intended to.
I guess that's the only information you'd need to make a scam like this work. I'm not suggesting the guy at our door was trying to scam people's votes, mind you...
They didn't make it easy either. What I mean is - there were only three booths and the one I stepped into, the way they tied the pencil or crayon or whatever on meant the end of the string was a long as the pencil, therebu getting in the way. The room was lit by spotlights in the ceiling and my booth was in almost darkness as it was in the shade of the spots.
Not sure if in an adjacent ward to ours just a short distance away, the polling station appeared to have moved after opening. It is usually in the primary school and so it was this morning (the sign was seen outside). But later it was seen in a community hall. All the children and mums were leaving the school so it can't have been there later. Umm I dunno, did someone get it wrong and maybe they forgot to tell the parents? Duh.
I always feel uneasy about voting in pencil. I would have thought it more secure to provide pens?
Anyway, done now.
I was once offered a lift to the polling station and back by door-to-door canvassers on election day when I'd not had a chance to vote. Hadn't considered the money saving potential to use their fuel and not mine
Even our second closest is within easy walking distance from home.
I hope it wasn't a party with green credentials offering lifts!
Que sera, sera.