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GUEST,Van BS: Postal votes? (34) RE: BS: Postal votes? 11 Jun 04

I don't agree with postal votes. If you can't be bothered to vote at a polling station should you be given the opportunity to vote from home on a "Big Brother" eviction basis. Fair enough the old system where those interested enough could choose this system. I voted at the local polling station; my wife chose not to vote, if she had had a postal vote what would have stopped me using her ballot paper? any neighbour would have certified her paper had I asked them. My daughter and her husband did not receive their ballot papers although they are sure that they are registered to vote. Were the papers not issued, did they get delivered else where, did someone else use them? Shit system we are better off turning up and voting at a polling booth. It may be old fashioned but it works. God help us if Blair brings in voting by phone, text, or internet which are all possibillities under consideration. Also who scrutinises the count. As an occassional election agent I have had to challenge how votes have been counted. I can stand and watch the count and see when errors are made. there is no possibility to do this when the vote is being done by post or electronically.

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