Party Workers have no right to see your slip. They must not interfere with the voters. They can ask, but mustn't insist.
You can be absolutely sure that you can be traced - surely anyone who's ever voted knows that??? When you go to vote you have to identify yourself - this attempts to make sure you don't vote twice. The polling clerk then crosses off your name and gives you a numbered ballot paper. They write your electoral number down on a sheet next to the number of your paper. Those records are then kept safe so that if there is suspicion of fraud etc it's possible to find out what actually happened in the election. (I think a court order is needed to link the ballot paper to the voter; not sure how often it happens)
Before anyone starts complaining about "big brother" and how this last government has eroded our rights, that process has been in place for the 30 odd years I've been voting (and I'm pretty sure I was taught about it at school which is a very long time ago!)
for those who are talking about voter apathy. Politics and being involved in politics isn't some once in a 5-year event. It happens in our daily lives, if you go about your business
not interested in finding out about our political systems we have in place or are content to keep believing many of the myths repeated in the msm [including independent reporters of news
and current affairs] are you not apathetic ? Or if you do not engage political issues or are somehow indifferent to it all [and have more important things to do] are you not apathetic.
i hold my hand up to being largely apathetic on many local issues, not going out and voting may make me more apathetic. but if i'm genuinley unsure of or are largely indifferent to the outcome of an election....who's to say i'm wrong to stay at home....
You could however argue that failing to exercise your right to vote means you no longer have legitimate grounds to complain about the voting habits of others....... & the consequent political & economic direction the country heads in.....
I suppose if you are too apathetic to have any interest in politics & why it is important to cast your vote you may not care anyway.....
Voting every handful of years does not a democracy make. Top tip for our local minority extremist candidates? If your party leader keeps banging on about how you're not a bunch of nazis, you might want to make sure your candidates don't look like combat 18 members.
Oh, and the guy who thought it would be a great plan to drive around with a loudhailer at 8am on Sunday? Yeah - nil points.