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I like the idea of dying a voters digit to show that they have done their duty as citizens and taken the trouble to vote. Voting is not an inconveniance as many of the whinghers think.
We should adopt that pracice here.
@ swatantra - I agree I like the dying of one's digit to show that they have aken part in the democratic process. However if it there was an attempt to bring it in to the UK system you would have equal number of "elf and safety" laws and "human rights" violation claims!
Alice Gribbin is a freelance writer and is studying for a Masters in Creative Writing. She was formerly the editorial assistant of the New Statesman.