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Anyone voting tomorrow?

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Re: Anyone voting tomorrow?

it is a very nice empty box.

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These elections should have taken place alongside other elections and at a more appropriate time of year.  November has never been a popular month for turnout.
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Turnout: 145,294 (14.5%) in South Yorkshire Shocked

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Even lower at 12.9% in my area (TVP).
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Pleased to see my first choice candidate won and Michael Mates lost.
Of course I could have stayed at home with my fingers crossed.........
But what sort of message does that send exactly?
That you don't care if a loony gets in with just a handful of their supporter votes?
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These elections assumed the public wanted the change in the structure of the police. I suspect the turnout would have been higher if we were allowed to vote for "None of the above."
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In effect many did with thousands of spoiled ballot papers.

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I read the number of spoiled ballots was the highest ever.  I must say I can't understand anyone going all the way to the polling station and then wasting a vote.
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I must say I can't understand anyone going all the way to the polling station and then wasting a vote.

Why not?
In some jurisdictions there are "none of the above" or similar options, it's roughly equivalent. A type of "protest" vote.
The spoiled ballots are counted and reported (obviously, we know them) and are a significant message.
I was very close to doing that, but in the end actually just walked by and went to the pub (where I was heading anyway).
I think this is the first time ever (in many decades) that I've not voted in an election that I was eligible to do so and available.  Sad
What I didn't realise is that spoiled papers DON'T count towards turnout, but are reported accurately.
I thought that if I spoiled my paper it would still count in the turnout numbers; if I'd known better I would have delivered a spoiled ballot.  Cry
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....spoiled ballot papers.

Just learnt that my use of the word 'paper' above is as superfluous as the word 'code' after MAC Embarrassed
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You're right of course, but I won't bother editing my post!  Grin
(actually I don't need to on re-reading  Cool  )
ballot  [bal-uht]  noun 1. a slip or sheet of paper, cardboard, or the like, on which a voter marks his or her vote.
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It was yours and artmo's posts that prompted me to investigate.
People will still say 'MAC code' and 'revert back' though Roll eyes

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People will still say 'MAC code' and 'revert back' though Roll eyes

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Very unique.  Crazy