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Don't all voters have a voting card with the fixed polling place on it

No

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".

by oldremainmer48 on Fri Mar 1st, 2019 at 08:59:42 AM EST
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Sensible.

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by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Fri Mar 1st, 2019 at 05:06:05 PM EST
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Probably dates from the time when democracies were actually trying to encourage people to vote...

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Fri Mar 1st, 2019 at 06:34:30 PM EST
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Hold up.

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

  1. universal suffrage in the the UK; and
  2. democratic form of government  in the the UK.


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by Cat on Fri Mar 1st, 2019 at 06:54:37 PM EST
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