To vote or not to vote

Amandacomms's Blog

No one could have failed to notice that today is election day. There are polling stations dotted around our streets and communities, there have been leaflets through the door, and it has been mentioned by every news channel. I had an interesting start to my day trying to vote at 7.10am and being the first one with a less than prepared two person team staffing the polling station. And I had to be the person telling them that I needed two voting slips as there were two elections taking place!

Surprisingly though many people will not remember or even know that today is voting day a fundamental part of a democratic society. They will continue their day-to-day activities and will fail to frequent any polling station, and don’t even ask them about postal voting.

So why is this? What is it that has meant people don’t want to vote? Why…

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About Roger Nield MBE

Safety Director for the SMPL Organisation and supporting our Vulnerable Veterans Programme.
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