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Poll: Are you going to vote in the European Elections?

Discussion in 'Speaker's Corner' started by BowdonUK, May 6, 2019.

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Who will you be voting for?

Poll closed May 23, 2019.
  1. Conservative

    2 vote(s)
    0.8%
  2. Labour

    8 vote(s)
    3.2%
  3. Liberal Democrat

    143 vote(s)
    56.7%
  4. Brexit

    58 vote(s)
    23.0%
  5. UKIP

    7 vote(s)
    2.8%
  6. SNP

    7 vote(s)
    2.8%
  7. Change UK

    3 vote(s)
    1.2%
  8. Green

    20 vote(s)
    7.9%
  9. DUP

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. Plaid Cymru

    1 vote(s)
    0.4%
  11. Independent

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  12. Other party

    3 vote(s)
    1.2%
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  1. Werewolf

    Commissario

    Joined: Oct 17, 2002

    Posts: 27,494

    Location: Panting like a fiend

    Wait it was on the list with a line through it?

    doesn't that mean someone has already voted using her name?

    Can you call the electoral commision or the person in charge of voting for your region and register the problem? (I can't remember if you can get a provisional ballot in the UK if there is some dispute).
     
  2. cheesyboy

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 7, 2012

    Posts: 11,241

    Location: Gloucestershire

    This has been a widespread issue today. Thousands affected. Shocking.

    We need to remember this when chat about "voter ID" comes up. Far, far more legitimate voters will be disenfranchised than dishonest ones will be prevented.
     
  3. Minusorange

    Mobster

    Joined: Nov 25, 2005

    Posts: 3,793

    That's just utterly bizarre
     
  4. VincentHanna

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jul 30, 2013

    Posts: 17,871

    Voting fraud, someone used her name.
     
  5. cheesyboy

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 7, 2012

    Posts: 11,241

    Location: Gloucestershire

    No. There's two parts to registering to vote for EU citizens in the UK. She's registered, but not completed the secondary form. Or they've ****** up processing it.

    Hence she's on the list, but scratched out.

    It's been a huge problem, the fault of councils not sending the forms out, not telling people they need to complete extra forms, and sometimes not processing completed form in time
     
  6. VincentHanna

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jul 30, 2013

    Posts: 17,871

    They put a line through my name when I stated where I lived and who I was.
     
  7. B&W

    Soldato

    Joined: Oct 3, 2003

    Posts: 6,875

    Location: Birmingham

    That's some messed up ****. Well I voted for Lib Dems, when are the results in?
     
  8. cheesyboy

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 7, 2012

    Posts: 11,241

    Location: Gloucestershire

  9. Rilot

    Don

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 19,439

    Location: Wargrave, UK

    She completed and returned the form. The officer at the polling station said that his wife and many others were affected in our village.
    No fraud but just total incompetence by the government. This needs to be investigated at the highest level and heads need to roll.
     
  10. robfosters

    Caporegime

    Joined: Dec 1, 2010

    Posts: 29,033

    Location: Welling, London

    Sunday night
     
  11. ltron

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Aug 30, 2014

    Posts: 1,323

    This is utterly disgusting incompetence, we will need a public inquiry to get to the bottom of it. You and your wife must be beside yourselves, it hurts that those in charge clamouring about our precious democracy and trust in politicians are denying people the vote.
     
  12. Rotty

    Don

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 39,580

    Location: Notts


    line through usually means they have voted, wonder if its a mistake at local station?
     
  13. robfosters

    Caporegime

    Joined: Dec 1, 2010

    Posts: 29,033

    Location: Welling, London

    Bad situation I agree, but the outrage here is going slightly over the top. These elections have been in unusual circumstances, it’s time constrictions that have led to the mistakes.

    Not acceptable, but I don’t think people deserve to lose their jobs over it though. Ain’t we got enough unemployed racking up?
     
  14. Rilot

    Don

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 19,439

    Location: Wargrave, UK

    We both take our democratic responsibility to vote extremely seriously. She couldn’t vote in the referendum so she saw this election as her first chance to have her voice heard. She now feels even more unwelcome in this country than she did before. Nice.
     
  15. robfosters

    Caporegime

    Joined: Dec 1, 2010

    Posts: 29,033

    Location: Welling, London

    She’s not unwelcome, she’s just the unfortunate victim of mistakes, like many others. No need to take it so personally. It’s not vindictive.
     
  16. VincentHanna

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jul 30, 2013

    Posts: 17,871

    Loads of people saying "we don't want migrants" is clearly unwelcoming.
     
  17. robfosters

    Caporegime

    Joined: Dec 1, 2010

    Posts: 29,033

    Location: Welling, London

    It’s peoples right to say that though. Doesn’t mean you have to take any notice of them.
     
  18. cheesyboy

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 7, 2012

    Posts: 11,241

    Location: Gloucestershire

    It's their right to say what they feel, but it's not right for their target to feel it personally?!!

    You do talk some serious nonsense to prop up your bias sometimes mate.
     
  19. robfosters

    Caporegime

    Joined: Dec 1, 2010

    Posts: 29,033

    Location: Welling, London

    I didn’t say it’s not their right, just that you have an option not to take it personally. Just like the people who complain about migrants have the option not to say it in the first place. It’s a free country, say what you want, think what you want.
     
  20. ltron

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Aug 30, 2014

    Posts: 1,323

    Why have their been so many mistakes though? This is not just happening to a handful of people. Either the government couldn't be bothered to organise this properly or they did it deliberately, both are unacceptable especially given they profess to be the champions of our precious democracy. That's why we are doing this whole Brexit thing according to them and then they deny people the vote.
     
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