Signal Boost: Disenfranchisement at its Worst
It was only whilst walking home with my partner that we compared notes. It appeared that my template had been placed fairly close to the left hand edge of the form, and my partner’s had been nearer the middle of the form. We phoned a friend and asked where the boxes appear on the ballot paper and were told that they are down the right hand side.
It would therefore appear that both our bballot papers are spoilt and we haven’t had a vote in this very important election.
If I never campaign for anything else in my life, I’m determined to get my voice heard on this one.
If you read this, I would urge you, please circulate it as widely as possible. I want as many people to realise how open to error the voting system is for blind people.
Our right to independence relies wholly on a sighted person to line the template up for us, and we have no way of checking that the vote has been cast properly.
I wonder how many other blind people’s ballot papers have been unknowingly spoilt today?