Letter to the Editor of a Newspaper for Publication, referring to a matter of Public interest.
This afternoon, I recorded my vote in the Parliamentary Election and I am disgusted to find that voting by ballot does not carry with it the secrecy which Englishmen Cherish.
Every ballot paper bore a serial number and, on the back of the counterfoil, the clerk wrote the voter’s registration number.
It is thus a possibility that an official might compare a “filled in” voting paper with the figures on a counterfoil and, in this way discover, how Mr. or Mrs. so-and-so voted.
The practice needs the earnest consideration of the fair-minded and free-loving people of the country.