Why, or How, my vote is cast

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That’s it, the election’s over for me, my vote has been cast.

Marvellous things these postal votes and so easy to arrange.

All I had to do was go online, fill in a form which included an option to send the postal vote forms to any address I wanted to and a few days later, the forms arrived. So easy!

And of course it is so easy to defraud. Any address can be used as the mailing address for the forms, there was no check that I was who I said I was when I registered and there is obviously no limit to the number of times I could have done this, if I’d wanted to secure (or s iit steal?) another person’s votes.

Maybe this is taking the concept of Open Government a bit too far.

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