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  • Jan 5th, 2018 @ 3:38am

    Cross in box system

    What's wrong with the put your mark next to the candidate system we use in the UK. Unless arranged before hand you can only vote in your "registered" polling station and you name is ticked off when you collect your voting paper.

    You go to a poll cubicle, make your mark then put the paper in the right box. (We do sometimes have multiple polls same day, usually different colour papers in different boxes.)

    When polls close the papers are taken to a counting station and after counting the results are posted. In my area we did have a situation with multiple counts when the difference between the 2 leading candidates was down to single votes. Papers are checked if needed. Observers are present at stations and count. These are mostly volunteers.

  • Nov 29th, 2017 @ 6:12am

    On this side of the pond

    Driving without insurance will usually lead to your car being seized and maybe crushed. There is no grace period, you are insured or you are not. It is possible there is an error somewhere so you may get 7 days to produce the documents but you may still not be able to carry on driving.

    And if your number plate isn't readable (by the machine) that could also lead to a fine.