On Fri, 23 Aug 2019 22:04:06 +0100, Nick Odell
Post by Nick Odell
I actually meant an internet option for receiving the documents, not for
voting though I can see that also opens up bountiful opportunities for
I can't comment on whether it's possible to set up a permanent proxy
vote - but I can make enquiries next week when I'm back in the
proximity of the Elections team.
But no, theres' no way to receive the documents electronically. UK
voting is all done by actual pieces of paper with suitable physical
marks on them.
As someone said, you have to be at your registered address to receive
your postal vote. I was away for the EU referendum vote in 2016, so
registered for a postal vote. My ballot paper arrived the day before I
went away - less than 2 weeks before the election date. I think I may
well have posted it from the airport.
I now have a permanent postal vote due to the fact that working in a
polling station means I can't vote in person  (unless I'm allocated
to my own polling station ). But a postal vote means I can drop it
in the ballot box in the Elections office on the way along the
corridor any time before polling day.
 Have to arrive to open up by 6.30am and can't leave until
everytihng is closed down and all the paperwork completed after 10pm
 A 5 minute walk round the corner sure beats an hour's drive at OMG
it's early o'clock of the morning and ugh, I've been awake since OMG
o'clock on the way home listening to the inane ramblings of the
Election Special team on the radio filling time until the first
results come in.