From W Faulkner.
WITH concerns current about postal voting in last year’s election for Deputies, can anyone give me a straightforward and plausible answer as to why I wasn’t asked for ID at the more important Senatorial elections?
On my way home from work, I was going to place my vote at St James Centre. I always use my right to vote, as I feel that when I’m on my soapbox this give me the right to moan and slate the elected administration or, not very often, give praise.
Anyway, on arriving outside the centre, I found I had no ID on me so went home and retrieved my passport then returned in the evening drizzle to place my vote.
I gave my name to the seated official, and it was he who told me my address, then handed me a ballot form. I asked if he wanted any ID to which he replied, ‘no need, we’re too busy’. On glancing around I could only see two other voters.
If this happened at St James, at how many other polling stations was no ID asked for? I was asked for ID at the election for Deputies.
I feel that because no ID was asked for this left the more important Senatorial election more open to corrupt voting, so does anyone know why?
21 Halkett Place,