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Well... I just voted.

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posted on May, 7 2015 @ 12:17 PM
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I voted UKIP, but I'm sure they can easily rub out my pencil vote if they want too. LOL




posted on May, 7 2015 @ 12:21 PM
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originally posted by: DAZ21
I voted UKIP, but I'm sure they can easily rub out my pencil vote if they want too. LOL


I would just love to be the guy with that job!

one guy sitting in the back room of a polling station in a unsafe constituency , opens up the ballot box's, changes say a thousand or so of the votes to the party he wants to win, spoils another few hundred then sends them off to be counted.......

Hang on what if......

naw, they wouldn't do that would they???



posted on May, 7 2015 @ 12:27 PM
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a reply to: OtherSideOfTheCoin

Wouldn't be surprised, why else would all the polling stations offer only pencils when pens make the vote permanent...



posted on May, 7 2015 @ 12:29 PM
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originally posted by: DAZ21
a reply to: OtherSideOfTheCoin

Wouldn't be surprised, why else would all the polling stations offer only pencils when pens make the vote permanent...


To be fair there is nothing in the rules that prevents you from using your own pen



posted on May, 7 2015 @ 12:33 PM
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edit on 7-5-2015 by Soloprotocol because: (no reason given)


To me the guy clearly marks an X then puts a elastic band around the small pile he has underneath..
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posted on May, 7 2015 @ 12:33 PM
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a reply to: OtherSideOfTheCoin

Yea I forgot mine. Oh well if there's that much corruption in our system where individuals change someone's vote, then we're screwed anyway.



posted on May, 7 2015 @ 12:56 PM
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Changed my mind in the last minute and just walked out of the polling station. I voted Plaid Cymru as a protest vote. Don't vote for any major parties. This will likely cause problems to them as a majority party will be unlikely.
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posted on May, 7 2015 @ 01:11 PM
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a reply to: Soloprotocol

That video shows nothing.

Look I have said this already but this is about the vote today not the referendum on Scottish independence.

It really annoys me on ATS that members just run off-topic like this.

"hey I have just voted, this is how I voted and why....."

We get to page 2 and somebody is trying to talk about a vote that took place more than 6 months ago.

If you really want to discuss Scottish independence and allegations the vote was rigged, then go write a thread on it!!!!



posted on May, 7 2015 @ 01:14 PM
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a reply to: TrueBrit

Yup, i also voted.

I wonder who will win the keys to the kingdom?



posted on May, 7 2015 @ 01:19 PM
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Well that was a complete waste of time, and I do mean a lot of time.

I just had one of those really rare surreal moments that life throws at you sometimes when I went to vote.

I have not voted for 20 years, this time I decided to take it seriously and look into things, read all the manifiestos, talked at length with friends and family, argued the toss here quite a bit too and finally made a decision that was a bit hard to come to terms with but dealt with it.

Earlier today I saw a news article about dogs at polling stations and sent the link to Mrsnonspecific as a joke. So we had to take the dog and take a photo of him outside the polling station. I had to find out if you can take a dog into a polling station as it's a local primary school and apparently you can.

I am registered to vote, got my polling card stashed away with MNS's. I have no formal Id and as a long time no voter was unsure if I needed it. Came to root it out and theres one for MNS and mine is nowhere to be seen, a short heated conversation later and we leave with the bloody dog in tow for his photo op.

It's a short walk less than 5 mins but MNS says we can get in the back route but we can't so after a quick grumble we head down another road to go and vote.

On the way there we bumped into our next door neighbours on the way back, not that unusual given the locality but one of those "whats the chances hahaha" moments that sometimes occur.

MNS want's to take a pic of the dog in front of the polling station to tweet as its "trending" before we go in but I want to do it afterwards as I have decided to vote conservative and am wondering if I can go through with it, after a brief heated debate we walk into the polling station.

Here is where it all goes as mad as a sack full of drunken badgers.

It's not as busy as I expected and theres only half a dozen people in the line, we walk in(with the dog) and stand behind a lady who I would say was of afro carribiean decent. The line moves swiftly forward and everyone had there polling card.

The little old lady on shift does her duty. We get to the lady in front and little old lady asks for her polling card to which she answers she does not have it. Little old lady asks for her address and she gives our address!!.

At first I thought I had misheard and MNS gives me a curious look but little old lady also struggled to understand the accent and asks again. This time it's definatley our address and when asked for her name she gives my landladys name.

At this point MNS who has never met our landlady says her name, no response. I mouth STFU and get a grimace for my troubles. MNS then gives the same address and her name and goes off.

I'm a bit spun out by this point as I know the lady in front of us is not our landlady. Firstly because we know each other quite well and secondly because she no longer lives in this country as she has returned home although I know she is still registered to vote as we had a polling card in the post.

I then give my name and address making sure that I get a good snoop at the list to confirm that the lady was indeed voting as someone else(she was) only to discover that although I know I am on the electoral role my name is not on the list??

We were so spun out by the situation that we walked home without taking a picture of the dog.

MNS has ppped to the shops now and I imagine on her return will have remembered and I will have to go back to the polling station to take the photo.

This means that today I will have gone to the polling station twice to end up not even voting for a party I did not really want to vote for anyway.

# politics.

Edit. Oh and on the way back MNS mentioned that the landlady is a member of the labour party...

So I did not vote yet someone who does not even live in this country never mind this constituancy votes for a party I dislike in a marginal seat.


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posted on May, 7 2015 @ 01:25 PM
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a reply to: nonspecific

What? Isn't that illegal voting? Bet she voted for Labour too!



posted on May, 7 2015 @ 01:29 PM
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go speak to her.

In fact you should have said something to the polling staff.
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posted on May, 7 2015 @ 01:34 PM
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originally posted by: TrueBrit
a reply to: TruthxIsxInxThexMist

It might be that previous national elections have coincided with council elections, whereas this one did not in your area. I got two forms, one local council ballot paper, and the other for the general election itself.


yeah, thats what i thought i'd get too... a 'general election' vote for number 10.

So i dont get a say who stays at no.10 for the next 4 years?
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posted on May, 7 2015 @ 01:36 PM
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posted on May, 7 2015 @ 01:50 PM
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Ive just been and voted, I was surprised there was actually a queue!

Living in a ridiculously safe Labour seat, a vote for anyone other than them isn't going to make much difference in my constituency, but I voted for an Independent in the hope that others do too!



posted on May, 7 2015 @ 01:59 PM
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a reply to: DAZ21

Yep we get labour party leaflets in her name all the time, not even from the EU.

Last time I try and make a difference I tells ya.



posted on May, 7 2015 @ 02:02 PM
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originally posted by: OtherSideOfTheCoin
go speak to her.

In fact you should have said something to the polling staff.


It's a bit complicated, don't really want to cause trouble right now as being homeless is a right roayl pain in the arse.

I just cannot believe the chances in a 15 hour window of being directly behind her.



posted on May, 7 2015 @ 02:09 PM
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Your UKIP equals our Ron Paul, and the mostly baseless fear mongering of racism and going to let poor people die in the streets has been just the same.

You will regret not voting UKIP.



posted on May, 7 2015 @ 02:10 PM
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originally posted by: TrueBrit
I would strongly advise that people do vote though. I never thought I would say this, but given the options before us at the moment, I believe it is vital to hamper, destabilise, and disrupt the power of Westminster, and the best way to do that is to find the most left leaning, or independent candidate in your area, and vote for them, and on the national scale, vote for anyone except those who currently possess seats in government or any MPs.

Which is why I voted SNP, and I'm a Yorkshireman. Although I suspect Northern England will start shouting about the discrepency between the representation and money distributed to 5 million scottish residents compared to 5 million Yorkshire residents.

Federal britain is coming and the grey suits at westminster are scared.

NB if you remove independance from the SNP list it's policies are not much different from traditional post WWII labour!!!! Ironically something that Miliband's father would have appreciated.



posted on May, 7 2015 @ 02:31 PM
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I voted earlier today. Bit of a no-brainer for me as I've met my local Tory MP and I loathe him, the Labour candidate is an idiot (I've met him as well), the UKIP candidate is being supported by the old BNP crowd, the Class War candidate appears to be deranged and the Trade Union / Socialist bloke is channelling the Seventies. That left the Lib Dem candidate, who I've also met and who I quite like. So I voted for her.



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