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we no longer have a polling station in the area

You've got to be kidding me.

Bush is a symptom, not the disease.

by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri May 4th, 2007 at 05:44:47 AM EST
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There are 27 houses and something like 50 people in this hamlet, including maybe 10 kids of non-voting age.

I don't object to a postal ballot if the logistics make it poor value. But I do mind if the postal process is overcomplicated.

Is it gerrymandering or incompetence? Hard to say. The case for the prosecution is that move to postal voting was introduced after the council gained a solid Tory majority. And the form really was designed incredibly badly.

But for the defence, the main towns still have polling stations, and I'd guess the votes from a few villages won't swing a seat unless voting is extremely close - which it usually isn't out here.

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Fri May 4th, 2007 at 09:33:21 AM EST
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Same here, We have to travel to the next village to vote. For some strange reason theres a lump in our county border which is the opposite side of the river to the rest of the county so we all have to travel to the local hall next to the bridge in the centre, even togh there areother halls which are closer. If the polling station was in our vilage, then people a hundred yards from the hall would still have a three  mile trip to their polling station, as they are in a seperate county.

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Fri May 4th, 2007 at 12:26:00 PM EST
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