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8:30am Thursday 10th May 2012 in Letters
Sir – In recent months I have seen television coverage of villagers in India and also of President Sarkozy of France voting in their respective national elections.
In each case an electoral officer could clearly be seen carefully checking the voters’ photographic identities from an official document of some kind.
In stark contrast, my own poll card for today’s local election bears, as ever, the phrases “You do not need to take this card with you to vote” and “. . . tell the staff your name and address . . .”.
Is it any wonder that recent UK elections have been followed by allegations of fraudulent voting activity?
When are we going to practise the democratic processes that we so piously preach?
Roger Grosvenor, Headington