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Trouble At The Polling Booths In London Mayoral Election

by | 1st, May 2008

IN Islington, no-one can hear you scream:

The council staff operating the ballot were inexperienced (that is putting it politely). A voter ahead of me in the queue was querying what details they were writing where and was threatening to kick up a fuss. I am going to put my snob hat on and suggest that he was voting for one of the fringe parties… When I got to the front, the person taking down voter details didn’t know what he was supposed to be doing. The lady in front in the queue didn’t have a polling card, but the official didn’t know that she didn’t need one. He needed to be assisted by the supervisor. I handed my polling card over and he still wanted to know my name and address – was that supposed to prevent voting fraud?

It is Islington, right – by Clerkenwell Green?



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