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Abolish the polling booth

Why is voting still a 19th-century process?

By Valdemar Alsop  

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Today I voted in the local elections. Warm and sunny, the journey to my local polling station was a pleasant experience. But now imagine torrential rain outside and gale-force winds, with snow forecast this evening (all possible in an English spring). Add to these factors life’s usual distractions—would you gallantly step outside with your rain-soaked polling card for a local election? Who could blame you if the answer were no? Simon Cowell’s X-Factor wouldn’t…

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