Well, I exercised my democratic right this morning and cast my vote. I was slightly concerned about how easy it was considering my polling card had not arrived for whatever reason (lost in post? Stolen?). I thought that I would have to show some sort of ID to prove I was me and went along with my driver's licence, but no, they didn't want to see anything. All they wanted to know was my name and address, they crossed me off the list and gave me the ballot sheet. How exactly does that ensure that everybody gets one vote? I could easily have given someone else's name and address, that kind of information is freely available in the phone book, or on the electoral register, which you can look at in the library. I thought it was bad enough that you only need a polling card, but to find that you actually need nothing other than the knowledge of the name and address of a registered voter. Admittedly you could get caught if you tried to vote in the name of someone who had already voted, but if you went first thing in the morning that would be unlikely to happen and then when the real person went to vote what would happen? They wouldn't be allowed to presumably. Hmm, system seems a bit flawed to me.