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Don't all voters have a voting card with the fixed polling place on it
Individual Polling cards are mailed to each person on the electoral roll before each election, indicating the polling station on that occasion. While they rarely change, polling stations are not fixed.
The polling card is/was just a notiification of the election. You did not need it to vote. Until a trial in May 2018 you did not need to prove your identity, just state you name and address to be given a ballot paper.
In May 2018 local (council) elections, there were some trials requiring ID to vote.
You might say "archaic" or "very trusting".
The questions about "organizing an election" and voters' assignments to a particular "fixed polling place" concern the UK electoral system, specifically.
Let's not generalize methods of "to encourage" (or to discourage) to exercise the ballot for either the past or the present,
before you've even established qualifications for
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