Jane and I voted at All Saints church in Kings Langley at about 11am. The Presiding Officer had not had a mute with no hand use before. After giving the matter due consideration, he filled out a line on a form. His colleague, also in suit and tie, asked Jane who I was voting for. “Green”, she answered. The man marked a cross on the ballot paper in pencil. He then folded it, and brought it over for my approval. I gave it with a nod, he walked to the ballot box, and made sure that I saw my paper drop into it. Jane cast her vote, and drove the wheelchair out into the church yard. It does feel good to express your beliefs. I felt great. I hope that our kids will one day be able to vote in a representative electoral system.

Had I considered all the arguments? Iain, visiting in the afternoon, wanted to ensure that I would make an informed decision. He brought along a couple of newspapers.


Author: Andrew Knowlman

I am a 50-year old father of two children, married to Jane. I live in Hertfordshire, UK. I was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis in April 2015.

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