So after months, if not years of build up, love it or hate it, The General Election is upon is.
Millions of people across the country are will be attending community centres, schools, and halls up and down the country to vote via their allocated local Polling Station.
We have encouraged to vote through advertising campaigns with such slogans such as, “If you’re not registered to vote you can’t get credit” and their suchlike.
I have no intention of ever going to a voting booth, that little impersonal cubicle. It’s not on the bucket list. The reason? Well basically I can’t be bothered. I can’t be bothered to queue. I can’t be bothered to waiting around. It might rain. Or just be mind numbingly dull. Life is busy enough. I have a wife, three young children, a full time office job, a house to look after, 5 chickens, this website and and a few others, and my ‘me’ time is a premium.
Now that is not the reason why I won’t be visiting a Polling Booth today. The 1 reason why I won’t be visiting a polling both today is that voted lasted month, via a postal vote.
In 2005 we were due to be out of the country, so my wife and I applied for a postal vote. Since then, we’ve always received a postal vote. For the General Election, for the County Election, and the District Election. The postal vote drops obediently onto the doormat. The postal vote is free. A postal vote is brilliant. An amazing time saver. No faff, no waiting about. Eco-friendly too, I don’t need to drive to and from the polling station. Simply stick the ‘X’ in the box, bung it in the prepaid envelope chuck it into the postbox. Job done.
If like me you can’t be bothered to vote because of all the faffing about at the Polling Station, perhaps the postal vote is for you.
I hope you have a great day whatever you end up getting up to :)