I am one of the millions of guinea pigs being used to test out postal voting for next week’s European and local elections. The idea is, apparently, that the system is to combat voter apathy and to encourage more people to vote.
Being a good little citizen, I filled in the form last week and finally got round to posting it this morning, only to be told by a colleague that there had been a cock-up and that we are being sent replacements that will have to be filled in all over again. And this is meant to encourage us? There’ll be tears before bedtime for sure.