What must the rest of the UK, probably Europe and maybe even ex-pats in the ‘colonies’ be thinking.
Scots canny even read how to vote!
The aftermath of the Scottish Parliamentary and Local Council elections have made a mockery of the population! The voting syste, while different on the two ballot papers, was easy if you read the instructions on the paper and on the polling booth. Why are there up to 100,000 votes that are not being counted because the intention of the voter could not be established.
I suspect over the next few days we will be awash with stories over the electronic system, but in essence it did the job, all these discounted votes were view by people if the system couldn’t make out the intention. We will also hear that the two votes should not have been held on the same day. That would have simply lead to an even more dismal turn out for the council election!
It defies me why people can’t read the instructions. There was enough publicity about the changes, even if people didn’t know the exact detail they should have known there was a change and to read properly.
I suppose, in a way, it harks back to that old test example. The test is handed out and everyone is told to read all the questions through before starting. How many people charge on ahead, answer everything until they get to the last question that say only answer question 1?
Anyway, we are where we are, with a population needing some damn good education reforms to in-still some intelligence, maybe better NHS glasses to read the next ballot paper with and definitely not independence!