Crow Opinion: Losing the vote
THERE have been countless exercises in recent years to encourage people to vote. This week s fiasco over sending polling cards to residents in the wrong ward does not help in the efforts to get more people into the polling booths. And it has to be said
THERE have been countless exercises in recent years to encourage people to vote.
This week's "fiasco" over sending polling cards to residents in the wrong ward does not help in the efforts to get more people into the polling booths.
And it has to be said that a couple of years ago, when ballot papers simply went missing during the count, does not give a ring of confidence to the process.
To ensure that people are encouraged to vote - even in a seemingly less important matter as a town council by-election - there has to be belief in the system.
The events this week do nothing to convince people it is worthwhile voting.
The system has to be seen to be working.
- 1 Former company boss fined after illegal waste dumped at quarry
- 2 Stansted Airport and Cambridge trains disrupted after tree falls on tracks
- 3 Artists open up in record numbers for Cambridge Open Studios 2022
- 4 Herts police officers shared rape 'jokes' and bestiality porn on WhatsApp
- 5 Wanted burglar caught in Grafton Centre with 'hoard of stolen goods'
- 6 Bank of England warns people have 100 days to use old £20 and £50 notes
- 7 Pictures of Duxford Summer Air Show 2022 at IWM Duxford
- 8 Met Office weather: Yellow thunderstorm warning for East of England
- 9 A505 long delays between Royston and M11 motorway at Duxford
- 10 In pictures: 'Amazing' Paloma Faith wows fans as Newmarket Nights season starts with a bang
It does not help, either, when we have a situation in Royston, where ward boundaries are different for district council and town council elections.
These need to be the same, or else more people will just give up interest in our valued democratic procedure.