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Offline the gorgon

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Thousands of polling cards not yet delivered
« on: April 21, 2011, 04:20:34 PM »
According to the Adver:
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SWINDON COUNCIL has apologised after tens of thousands of polling cards apparently went astray.

The council posted out polling cards at the end of March, for use in the upcoming May 5 elections.

But it has been receiving dozens of calls a day from residents complaining theirs have not arrived.


Full story available here:
http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/8985939.Council_apologises_as_polling_cards_not_delivered/?ref=mr

Shenanigans? Incompetence? Both?



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Re: Thousands of polling cards not yet delivered
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2011, 04:31:49 PM »
Maybe something even sadder than that?   They probably made the person in charge of that redundant.
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Re: Thousands of polling cards not yet delivered
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2011, 04:55:08 PM »
You can vote without them, though?
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Re: Thousands of polling cards not yet delivered
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2011, 06:45:01 PM »
Yes, but it makes more work for the people in the polling stations.

Why do I get the feeling they would rather there wasn't an election at all.  Surely there are legal requirments about elections and do they get funds to help out?
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Re: Thousands of polling cards not yet delivered
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2011, 07:20:13 PM »
That's a point I haven't even had mine yet. I wonder who's fault it is...or was it deliberate? And secondly how do you lose thousands of polling cards? I've seen a 52 card deck on the floor and you can't exactly miss it.

I don't know, either way I'm still gonna vote. Little piece of card or not.
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Re: Thousands of polling cards not yet delivered
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2011, 07:45:01 PM »
 
70,000 missing unprinted cards, and no one at SBC noticed anything wrong....   :2funny:


A shame Bluh and his chums don't spend more time progress chasing and less time circle-jerking over moody LGA awards for 'innovation'.

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Re: Thousands of polling cards not yet delivered
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2011, 08:07:41 PM »
"Its not about delivery".....ill get my coat.
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Re: Thousands of polling cards not yet delivered
« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2011, 08:13:12 PM »
You can vote without them, though?

Yep, although they're a good reminder. I've spoken to people this evening who, when I mentioned the May local elections, replied, 'Oh, are there local elections in May?'

It's equally easy to forget, but the majority won't even place a vote two weeks from now.
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Re: Thousands of polling cards not yet delivered
« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2011, 08:40:33 PM »
More importantly HOW many times have the council paid for items to be printed and delivered and they haven’t been? I’m thinking here of the Swindon News in my area which we never get.

More waste of the council taxpayers dosh.

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Re: Thousands of polling cards not yet delivered
« Reply #9 on: April 21, 2011, 09:00:45 PM »
More importantly HOW many times have the council paid for items to be printed and delivered and they haven’t been? I’m thinking here of the Swindon News in my area which we never get.

More waste of the council taxpayers dosh.

Tory waste and mis-management?
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Re: Thousands of polling cards not yet delivered
« Reply #10 on: April 21, 2011, 09:13:06 PM »
Hmm Tories turn out irrespective, but Labour people tend to rely on the card.

Well that's my experience telling for what it is worth.

Conspiracy, surely they would not be that desperate would they?
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Re: Thousands of polling cards not yet delivered
« Reply #11 on: April 21, 2011, 09:24:26 PM »
More importantly HOW many times have the council paid for items to be printed and delivered and they haven’t been? I’m thinking here of the Swindon News in my area which we never get.

More waste of the council taxpayers dosh.

It's a promise (no12) to deliver 6 times a year to all homes in Swindon. That promise has been met if you don't believe me look for yourself it was published as acheived  in Swindon News no 89 and the Adver.
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