Voting papers for the politicians’ initiated referendum with the misleading question had to be in the post by yesterday to count.
“To have your say in the referendum you need to get your voting papers in the post by this Thursday 12 December,” says Robert Peden, Chief Electoral Officer. . .
As of Friday 6 December 1,126,448 voting papers had been received by the Returning Officer.
Ours weren’t among those received last week.
The waste of money involved and the subversion of what’s supposed to be a citizen’s initiated process by Green and Labour politicians who said the last election was a referendum on the issue was putting us off.
But the feeling that the right to vote come with the responsibility to do so spurred us on and two yes votes went back.
Preliminary results will be announced this evening.