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    (Original post by Nigel Farage MEP)
    Using the example of my local council election, if the polling station staff falsely increased the turnout in that one polling station to 70%, choosing to cast all extra votes for one party, would see the councillors elected change, and the overall control of the council would be different. In a constituency where members of the same family could be presiding officers at different polling stations, one family could change the results of the election by manipulating the votes at different polling stations. Candidates are allowed to escort the presiding officer from the polling station to the place where the count is being done, but most of the time the presiding officer carries the ballot box alone.
    Do you know of anywhere where it is relatives at the polling station?
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    (Original post by barnetlad)
    Do you know of anywhere where it is relatives at the polling station?
    At my local polling station the three staff members are the residing officer, the residing officer's daughter, and the residing officer's cousin.
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    Since the Barman isn't here at the moment I'll go behind the bar and serve myself a drink.

    I raise a glass to mobbsy91 who has some pretty important exams this week... and one today IIRC.
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    (Original post by Nigel Farage MEP)
    At my local polling station the three staff members are the residing officer, the residing officer's daughter, and the residing officer's cousin.
    Have you complained to the Council about this? Assuming you think they may not be acting with complete integrity, or to ensure they are separated for the next election.
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    (Original post by Whiggy)
    Since the Barman isn't here at the moment I'll go behind the bar and serve myself a drink.

    I raise a glass to mobbsy91 who has some pretty important exams this week... and one today IIRC.
    Oii. If anything, exam time calls for needing to be at the bar all the more!! I did have one this morning, which wasn't as bad as I was thinking
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    (Original post by barnetlad)
    Have you complained to the Council about this? Assuming you think they may not be acting with complete integrity, or to ensure they are separated for the next election.
    The residing officer there is a family friend, I trust all of the staff working at the polling station, but is easy for elections to be rigged.
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    (Original post by mobbsy91)
    Oii. If anything, exam time calls for needing to be at the bar all the more!! I did have one this morning, which wasn't as bad as I was thinking
    You caught me red-handed! I was going to pay, I promise... I'm glad that it wasn't too bad - but don't celebrate by getting drunk before your exams are over!
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    (Original post by Whiggy)
    You caught me red-handed! I was going to pay, I promise... I'm glad that it wasn't too bad - but don't celebrate by getting drunk before your exams are over!
    Yeh sure...

    Nah, got one at 9am tomorrow anyway... Gonna have a celebratory drink tomorrow evening, then got another exam Thursday afternoon, and then going to have some other celebrations after then, as my last exam after that isn't till 26th...
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    (Original post by mobbsy91)
    Yeh sure...

    Nah, got one at 9am tomorrow anyway... Gonna have a celebratory drink tomorrow evening, then got another exam Thursday afternoon, and then going to have some other celebrations after then, as my last exam after that isn't till 26th...
    That sounds pretty sensible.
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    (Original post by Whiggy)
    That sounds pretty sensible.
    I know... I'm very proud of how restrained I'm being. It also doesn't help that the booze fridge is almost empty :/
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    (Original post by mobbsy91)
    I know... I'm very proud of how restrained I'm being. It also doesn't help that the booze fridge is almost empty :/
    I'm sure it doesn't help, but it's definitely a good feeling when you have willpower
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    (Original post by Whiggy)
    I'm sure it doesn't help, but it's definitely a good feeling when you have willpower
    Yeh! Gonna order lots in for Thursday Which also happens to be a flatmate's birthday, so all the more excuse to get ****ed xD
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    (Original post by mobbsy91)
    Yeh! Gonna order lots in for Thursday Which also happens to be a flatmate's birthday, so all the more excuse to get ****ed xD
    Any excuse to get ****ed! xD
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    (Original post by Whiggy)
    Any excuse to get ****ed! xD
    Who needs an excuse though
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    (Original post by mobbsy91)
    Who needs an excuse though
    True, true

    I have some terrible memories of being drunk. I honestly don't know how I remembered them but I did! They're really embarrassing too...
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    I do hope that everyone enjoyed Europe day today by singing Ode to Joy and saluting our flag.
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    Turns out eating too many grapefruit in a row can make you feel ill.

    I don't recommend.
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