This will be a fairly brief update. since my last entry about the fiasco that was my experience at the polling station, I have:
Written to RNIB, Scope, Action for Blind People, the electoral Commission, Gedling Borough council, the BBC, the Guardian, and various celebrities on Twitter.
I have spoken to the Nottingham evening Post, who think they may well write an article about this, I have given an interview to In Touch and I have made an appointment to visit Vernon Coaker MP on Friday to discuss this.
I also spoke to the managing Director of PakFlatt who manufacture the tactile voting device, and expressed my concerns regarding its design. I was concerned to learn that there are instructions clearly printed on the back of each template and that that the template should be cut down to fit the size of form being used, which wasn’t apparent when we went to vote last week. He had lots of ideas for better devices, but unfortunately, councils won’t pay for them and have even on some occasions suggested that this cheap solution is too expensive and unnecessary.
now why doesn’t that surprise me.