Agreed. I use an indelible cheque writing pen.
I made a complaint to the presiding officer about the EU ballots
which were presented folded in a way to conceal the ukip entry.
The party at the top of the card was “An Independence from
Europe” with the description “UK Independence now”.
(This party was launched by Mike Nattrass after he
was deselected as an MEP for UKIP)
The Electoral Commission should have disallowed this but
unfortunately the Commission is chaired by a Common
Purpose graduate, and they allowed the said previously
unheard of party to be placed on the ballot at or close to the
top due to the alphabetical sequencing. They captured 1.5% of
the vote which was probably intended for UKIP. That 1.5%
would have made ukip 29% of the national vote and may well
have given them another MEP.
Today is Tues 27/5 and Tower Hamlets have not yet declared
that’s five days late. Heads should roll.
Some are now made of cardboard so they can be flat packed.
The metal ones usually only have room for a tie-rap. One black
tie is very much the same as another.
I have seen just tape used to seal the boxes.
There is plenty of scope for fraud.