Disallowed special votes

Relatively very small numbers apart from ‘not enrolled anywhere’.

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  1. Gezza

     /  21st October 2017

    No category for “Rude & Abusive remarks”?

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    • Trevors_Elbow

       /  21st October 2017

      I understand that was a category for just one vote cast in “North Wellington”…. Electoral Commision seeking a water fowl fancying ex Public Servant in relation to a VERY Rude and Abusively marked ballot paper…… know any candidates for the henious crime?

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      • Gezza

         /  21st October 2017

        Sounds like Ermintrude. She’s done a runner.

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      • Gezza

         /  21st October 2017

        The question was only part-tongue in cheek Trev. Even if only half of the people who’ve told me what they were gonna write on their ballot paper at the next election over the decades actually did it, the numbers by now should’ve been statistically significant.

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  2. Didn’t or couldn’t enrol? Could indicate laziness, ignorance or a flaw in the system that needs to be addressed by the Electoral Commission. People who wanted to have an influence but were thwarted.

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    • Gezza

       /  22nd October 2017

      It’s something that’s come up for discussion. You have to enrol before election day. You can’t on the day. Some argue you should be allowed to. I’m guessing the problem is they don’t have systems in place for checking for dodgy, or double enrolments etc. Plenty of notice is given before election day though.

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      • A big flaw in my view is that people are considered to be enrolled if they Don’t return the forms. Nonsensical. So many people would have changed addresses. New resident bins the mail. Boom. Last resident, or the ones before, enrolled!

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        • Yes, it is an odd system.

          In 2001 I lived in a house that had previously been a student flat. I can’t remember how many forms arrived in the post for previous tenants but there were quite a few. We ignored them – I think the Electoral Commission relies on them being returned, but they must have a low success rate.

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        • Gezza

           /  22nd October 2017

          She’s a hard road finding the perfect woman, & the perfect electoral system? There are quite a few things people shifting addresses need to do that, next time, the smart ones learn to make a list of 😬 😐

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