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Discussion: You didn't have a glass-walled rear on your box then?

in: forest grump; forest grump > 2016-06-23

Jun 24, 2016 11:29 AM # 
And whipped out the one's who didn't vote your way?
I can't believe they don't have voting boxes the size of the voting slip so you didn't have to fold it...and then some poor soul has to unfold them to count them. Daft.

Why haven't we gone electronic?????
I suppose all this voting is heading us back into the dark ages anyway.... :-(
Jun 24, 2016 1:28 PM # 
forest grump:
Well I have accurately predicted the result of all the main votes of the last few years just by people's inability to "hide" their voting preference when they put the ballot paper in the box. Maybe folding it a few more times might be an idea??!!
Jun 24, 2016 2:04 PM # 
It's really hard (read: expensive) to make electronic anywhere near as secure as the current format is.
Jun 24, 2016 2:06 PM # 
More expensive than payment of staffing and loss of productivity (Will excluded 'cos he doesn't do any work anyway) of staff away from their normal jobs x X years of use? Anyway, such decisions shouldn't be monetary based - the main reason why we're always screwing things up!!!
Jun 24, 2016 2:26 PM # 
no they shouldn't :(
Jun 26, 2016 10:32 AM # 
Fraser P:
If only you had 1.2m unused voting slips you could have been a national hero!
Jun 27, 2016 9:09 AM # 
Our nation struggles to trust the old pencil and paper voting system, there's no way it would trust a computerised button press system... everyone would believe it was rigged before the start.
Jun 27, 2016 9:09 AM # 
Hanging chad, anyone?
Jun 27, 2016 11:28 AM # 
forest grump:
Fraser P. I think the nation (e.g. Scotland) did a good job all on its own. Next time it may be a different story however.

Ali - totally agree. I took my own pens for all the folk who think pencil gets rubbed out....and there were lots!!

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