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Re: Polling Station Pencils
We voted earlier today and there were pencils in both booths. I asked the attending officer if the ballot boxes would be transferred to Brussels so as to ensure they would not be tampered with in the next couple of days. He was amused at the tongue in cheek question and said they would be sealed before leaving the polling station and transported to Leeds for counting.
As far as the pencils are concerned, it didn't enter my head that the voting papers might be tampered with but it does seem like dodgy security that crosses could be erased and placed in another box. What is this country coming to, to even suspect such a possibility in our 'second to none' democracy?
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