Today when I exercised my democratic right...

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by downfader, 6 May 2010.

  1. downfader

    downfader extimus uero philosophus

    Location:
    'ampsheeeer
    I walked in to the Polling Station with Mother and it was empty. Vacant apart from two ladies reading Next, or Womans own.. or something trashy about something libellous I'm sure.

    Bit disappointing really. Though two other people turned up after. Perhaps it was a quiet period?

    Anyway. You've still got 20 minutes to vote if you havent. :smile:

    VOTE QUIMBY! :tongue:
     
  2. summerdays

    summerdays Cycling in the sun Moderator

    Location:
    Bristol
    I had a 5 minute queue and a friend took 45 mins... and I found out what the system is for marking the ballot paper for the wrong party:blush:
     
  3. Cathryn

    Cathryn California Correspondant

    We had to queue....everyone in Leeds central wanted to have their say!
     
  4. Gerry Attrick

    Gerry Attrick Lincolnshire Mountain Rescue Consultant

    For the first time ever, I had to queue in our village polling station.
     
  5. longers

    longers Veteran

    I got cake and a commemorative tea towel. Didn't you?
     
  6. Noodley

    Noodley Guest

    I just got slagged off by the people finishing spin and gym classes...my polling booth was the local leisure centre :smile:
     
  7. OP
    OP
    downfader

    downfader extimus uero philosophus

    Location:
    'ampsheeeer
    A commemmemmemmorrarrative mug? :smile:
     
  8. gbb

    gbb Legendary Member

    Location:
    Peterborough
    Went down mine at 7pm...one couple just coming out, i walked in and the place is empty :smile:
    Chatted to the ladies there and asked if its been busy today...no, was the dissapointed answer .
    I guess the locals arent interested...

    Wished i'd looked down the voters list, see how many (or how few) were crossed off.
     
  9. Gerry Attrick

    Gerry Attrick Lincolnshire Mountain Rescue Consultant

    I just got a look from the invigilator that said "you voted for who?"
     
  10. ComedyPilot

    ComedyPilot Secret Lemonade Drinker

    I was one of the first through the door at 7am (on my way to work)
     
  11. Mad Doug Biker

    Mad Doug Biker Bikeoholics Anonymous

    Location:
    Craggy Island
    Yes, was down there at 7 am and there were dribs and drabs coming in.

    I was the only one with a very excitable 3 legged dog though, so I think I certainly stood out amongst the early voters.

    Hope it was busy, I am in John McFall's old Constituency.
     
  12. BigonaBianchi

    BigonaBianchi Yes I can, Yes I am, Yes I did...Repeat.

  13. johnnyh

    johnnyh Veteran

    Location:
    Somerset
    I went in at tea time, a couple of others in there and a few more arriving as I was leaving.

    Got to be honest and say my vote was cast with one eye on preventing a candidate winning as much as a vote based on policy and such.
     
  14. snorri

    snorri Legendary Member

    When I arrived at the Polling Station one of the clerks was standing outside taking the air, but he shot inside as I parked the bike. As I entered the polling room they were both behind the table at the far end of the hall and I thought 'why don't you come to the people instead of having the people walk all the way to you'. Perhaps they were leaving space for an orderly queue, some hope.:laugh:
    They told me I was the second person that day to arrive at the polling station by bicycle, so I new that my neighbour had voted before me.:blush::sad:
     
  15. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    We went in with the kids..going.."oh your going xxx etc..." having both done stuff in school argh.... funny bit - a couple were filling in the votes in the same cubicle... the guys handing out the papers joked "oi..it's supposed to be secret'...... wife responds... "hmmm...nothing's secret in our house......"

    Poor buggers, must have been bored to death..not talking crowds............
     
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