voting problems? did you have any?

spad

War Hero
#1
How did all these people not get to vote??

did they just turn up 5 minutes before end ex

or was there a big problem with not enough polling stations or staff?

any ideas or firsthand knowledge?
 
#3
Friend of mine was a returning officer (not at one of these stations) and says there's no excuse, they have staff on standby in case of a rush so as soon as they had a queue building they should have called in extra people to speed things up. That said....why wait until 9pm to go and vote??
 
#5
polar69 said:
I voted at 07:00
Same here (I was there five minutes before, some habits die hard).

My wife told the council candidate that I'd voted for that no matter what the result was; at one point, he was in the lead. :D

Most of the problems in Sheffield were caused by students turning up without their paperwork and causing a backlog at the polling station.
 

spad

War Hero
#6
monkeyspanker said:
polar69 said:
I voted at 07:00
Same here (I was there five minutes before, some habits die hard).

My wife told the council candidate that I'd voted for that no matter what the result was; at one point, he was in the lead. :D

Most of the problems in Sheffield were caused by students turning up without their paperwork and causing a backlog at the polling station.
BLADDY STUDENTS AGAIN!!! :)
 
#7
spad said:
monkeyspanker said:
polar69 said:
I voted at 07:00
Same here (I was there five minutes before, some habits die hard).

My wife told the council candidate that I'd voted for that no matter what the result was; at one point, he was in the lead. :D

Most of the problems in Sheffield were caused by students turning up without their paperwork and causing a backlog at the polling station.
BLADDY STUDENTS AGAIN!!! :)
Blame fack all information given out to first time voters. ;) I had a lot of friends asking me what the hell they needed to do as they'd not received any information on what they should do in regards to voting.

There was some mention of some sit ins at polling stations as well last night? Anyone able to clarify that one?
 
#8
Thank Christ I'm not the only person without sympaty for these halfwits who were "turned away".

I sh1t you not on Sky News a few minutes ago was a student from Sheffield who said "I was going to go to vote at 3PM after my lectures but was told there was a 30 minute queue so I went at 8PM where I had to queue for 2 hours!". If this turd can't work out that 30 minutes is LESS than 2 hours then WTF is he doing at Uni?

Who stopped him voting at 7AM? Nobody. Who stopped him voting via post? Nobody. If he can't stand in line for 30 minutes to cast a vote then he should off himself post haste.
 

spad

War Hero
#9
bet your s student ;)
but if you were serious read my rant below :)

That’s balls the polling card told you what to do!!
and if you didn’t get that then BBC website or any news website had a "what to do if it’s your first time"
and all local council had information on websites library etc etc

what a lame duck of an excuse should I still be a virgin cause no one told me how to fock!
I work it out .... focking is not hard nor is voting
 
#10
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/election_2010/8666338.stm

Looks like the polling stations over there were just overwhelmed by the unexpectedly high turn out.

Lucky for us our local voting place is a large high school gym where they can get folks in and out quickly. Going to be a nasty one this coming November and even worse come 2012... already getting tons of junk mail from assorted candidates.
 
#11
spad said:
bet your s student ;)
but if you were serious read my rant below :)

That’s balls the polling card told you what to do!!
and if you didn’t get that then BBC website or any news website had a "what to do if it’s your first time"
and all local council had information on websites library etc etc

what a lame duck of an excuse should I still be a virgin cause no one told me how to fock!
I work it out .... focking is not hard nor is voting
Good guess. ;)

I myself didn't vote, as my 18th is still a good month off unfortunately, and i'm more political than most of my mates!

Ah, wasn't aware of that. As far as I was aware, most people just hitting 18 didn't get a great deal of info, or weren't even told they had to register. Might have been lack of effort on their part, but us grubby students aren't renowned for intelligence.
 
#12
Lack of information for first time voters is just balls!

Prior to this election, my nomadic nature was one of the reasons that I hadn't voted before, therefore making this callsign a first time voter.

I read the paperwork, took it with me and was in and out in 5 mins.

All these people saying "Life's not fair!". Correct, it isn't!

I bet the same people complain when they queue for concert tickets and don't get any as they've sold out.
 
#13
There was a young chap looking unsure outside my polling station so I asked him if he was ok, he grinned and just said "1st timer", so showed him where to go and who to see, took 10 secs for him to figure it out and give me a thumbs up.....how hard can it be???
 

terroratthepicnic

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#14
It has been 15 hours since the polls closed. How hard is it to gather the boxes and count them up?
Sunderland managed to get their first declaration out at about 2300 last night. So I can't see the excuse.

I know in some areas they live quite far apart, but you could drive from one end of the country to the other in that time.

Also, why were people turned away because their wasn't enough ballot papers. Surely there should have been enough papers for every person on the sheet.
 
#15
We had a CCTV camera right over the polling booth!
 
#18
This could throw the entire election out of the window - if the meddling politicians don't anyway.

The reason that we all go to the polls together on the same day is to reduce the risk of tactical voting.

If problems are found with the votes in a number of seats, then those MPs are unseated. There is then a re-election for that one seat. However, by that point, people will have had a couple of weeks of working out how the vote went last time, and how to vote to ensure that a particular party can or can not form a government. This gives them an unfair advantage (or disadvantage) possibly. Were this to happen, then this could raise questions about the validity of the overall result of the general election.

So because some sh1thead of a returning officer can't be arsed to do his job properly, the country gets screwed again. Fantastic.
 

Alsacien

MIA
Moderator
#19
JimmyNeutron said:
Thank Christ I'm not the only person without sympaty for these halfwits who were "turned away".

I sh1t you not on Sky News a few minutes ago was a student from Sheffield who said "I was going to go to vote at 3PM after my lectures but was told there was a 30 minute queue so I went at 8PM where I had to queue for 2 hours!". If this turd can't work out that 30 minutes is LESS than 2 hours then WTF is he doing at Uni?

Who stopped him voting at 7AM? Nobody. Who stopped him voting via post? Nobody. If he can't stand in line for 30 minutes to cast a vote then he should off himself post haste.
No loss, as one of Labour's "successes in education" I'm sure his political opinion is about as accurate as his other calculation abilities.....
 
#20
With the expats in mind, if there working overseas but live in the UK, sucks to be them

but all these people who work and live abroad, feck off and vote there you don’t live here so shouldn't vote here!

I don’t care you a UK citizen you choose to move for whatever reason deal with it!
 

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