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Thursday 15th November 2012 8:19 pm

The prompts on the BlogHer NaBloPoMo site mentioned quite a bit about voting. So today I will talk about voting, since I voted!

These were elections for people to be in charge of the administrative side of the police force. Which isn't something that has ever been voted for before. Nor was it well-publicised. I got my voting card through before I got the booklet about it. And then, when going through one of the candidate's blog I found there was a hustings in my town, but before I knew anything about this election. So it's not a surprise that they're only expecting a 10% turn out.

Nor was I that excited about the candidates. Which is par for the course for an election really, but it made a nice change to be voting for people rather than parties. But I was disappointed by the Independents' statements - I didn't see how they were qualified to do the job at all.

The most exciting thing is that it wasn't just putting a cross in a box - I got to put two crosses in two boxes! - there was a first and a second choice. Handily, I actually had a first and second choice, out of the available candidates. And I got to vote somewhere new, as I've moved since I last voted. But November is a very odd time to be voting, I much prefer it to be on my birthday.

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