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Ready for the count

May 21st, 2014 · Posted by Skuds in Life/Politics · No Comments · Life, Politics

I received my letter today, the one that gets me into the local elections count on Friday, so it must be time for my traditional pre-election rant about that…

Why can’t they just let anybody in? If anybody is really interested and engaged enough to want to go to the count and see democracy in action why not just let them in until the fire safety limits are reached?

In large parts of the town we struggle to get 20% of the electorate to even vote, so the chances of K2 getting mobbed are very slim indeed. By all means rope off a bit for the people doing the actual counting to operate, and rope off a bit round that for the official party scrutinisers to do their job, or just have a public gallery – the space is flexible enough for that – but why not go for full transparency?

Thats all I have to say on the matter until this time next year (or three weeks earlier) when I will almost certainly say the same thing yet again. Its a tradition or an old charter or something.


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