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AIBU to ask you to please ONLY fold your voting paper in half!

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BurnTheBlackSuit Thu 23-Jun-16 09:06:54

I am counting tonight, and whilst I get paid more the long the count goes on, it is so annoying when people have folded their votes into 4 or 8 or made a swan out of it before posting it in the ballot box.

Please please, just a simple fold in half - one crease- there is absolutely no need to do any more folds than this!!!

Tworingsandamicrowave Thu 23-Jun-16 09:07:57

A swan? grin

Scarydinosaurs Thu 23-Jun-16 09:09:18

Do I have to fold at all???

Homemama Thu 23-Jun-16 09:09:18

Who the heck has time or inclination for elaborate folding? confused
Yanbu. Not in the slightest.

londonrach Thu 23-Jun-16 09:09:37

The possibilities ive never thought of!! Quick question...any idea what happens re result it a stay up all night or started counting tomorrow morning?

BeyondTellingEveryoneRealFacts Thu 23-Jun-16 09:09:39

I have dexterity issues, i fold twice so i can actually post it. The slot needs to be made bigger really

Lweji Thu 23-Jun-16 09:09:49

Maybe even not fold at all?

BeyondTellingEveryoneRealFacts Thu 23-Jun-16 09:10:10

Stay up all night rach

Helmetbymidnight Thu 23-Jun-16 09:10:44

I fold twice - apologies grin

gruffaloshmuffalo Thu 23-Jun-16 09:10:49

I was told to fold it into quarters, it wouldn't fit in the box otherwise

Pyjamaface Thu 23-Jun-16 09:10:52

I've just done 2 folds pain in the arse me

MurphysChild Thu 23-Jun-16 09:12:16

You will be pleased to know I folded mine in half this morning. Unfortunately the chap in front folded his several times and had to push it through the slot.

AnthonyPandy Thu 23-Jun-16 09:12:28

Is anyone else googling origami sites now? grin

Juliarobertshair Thu 23-Jun-16 09:13:20

Folded mine twice, sorry!

BurnTheBlackSuit Thu 23-Jun-16 09:16:20

You don't have to fold at all, no!

londonrach Thu 23-Jun-16 09:16:22

Thanks beyond....not sure i can manage an all nighter but with mn help i might.

HelloSunshine11 Thu 23-Jun-16 09:16:22

The lady who gave me the ballot paper pre-folded it in half for me - she's obviously going to be involved in the count too!

londonrach Thu 23-Jun-16 09:17:03


cuntinghomicidalcardigan Thu 23-Jun-16 09:17:26

Anthony I do have a strange compulsion to learn how to make an origami Swan...

BurnTheBlackSuit Thu 23-Jun-16 09:18:59

We start counting at the stroke of 10 as soon as the polls close.

With the general election, we started counting once all the ballot boxes had been delivered (so about 11.30pm!). But the government has said for the referedum we have to start at 10- so will be verifying the postal votes first and the ballot boxes as they come in. Then once all are in and verified, we will sort and count.

RoganJosh Thu 23-Jun-16 09:19:16

Ours you have to fold it or it doesn't fit through the slot.

tibbawyrots Thu 23-Jun-16 09:20:20

I've been practising making an origami bald eagle for weeks now 😫

Borka Thu 23-Jun-16 09:21:39

I've just voted & was specifically told to fold twice so it would fit through the slot.

ShowOfHands Thu 23-Jun-16 09:23:05

I'm making an origami turtle.

IpanemaChica Thu 23-Jun-16 09:24:01

One fold here, fitted in box just fine!

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