Poll lo­ca­tion de­fies logic

The Glengarry News - - The Opinion Page -

The Edi­tor, I live next door to a polling sta­tion. My vot­ing card says I should vote in Glen Robertson, ten clicks away.

Is this the govern­ment’s way of en­cour­ag­ing the econ­omy and en­cour­ag­ing good en­vi­ron­men­tal prac­tices?

Out of cu­rios­ity I went to the polling sta­tion next door. The polling author­i­ties all knew who I was. I was not al­lowed to vote.

Some­one who was there said I should fill out a com­plaint form. The same some­one (who lives a lit­tle fur­ther than next door) has filled out a com­plaint form at this and past elec­tions and their form still says Glen Robertson, ten clicks away. Con­grat­u­la­tions to the “paper shuf­fling-noth­ing gets done” brigade. By the way, I tore up my vot­ing card into the small­est pos­si­ble pieces pos­si­ble as I walked out -- seems to me that matches the govern­ment’s men­tal­ity. Frances Fraser, Dalkeith

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