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Pens Matter For Voting

ballotHere’s a thought: Pens and pencils just may form the very foundation of democracy. But only certain kinds.

You see, the act of voting itself often relies on ordinary pen and paper in both the UK and the US, and the type of writing instrument used can be the difference between a ballot that’s counted and one that’s discarded.

(Paper ballots dominate voting in the United Kingdom, and account for an estimated 70 percent of elections in the United States.) Continue reading