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Russell Brand Thinks People Should Tear Up Their Polling Cards

The only problem with this plan is that it's a complete waste of time.

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Comedian turned activist Russell Brand isn't keen on voting, due to the "lies, treachery and deceit of the political class".

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So he gladly retweeted this person, who had ripped up his poll card for the general election on 7 May.

“@cook_gav: @rustyrockets poll card delivered and dealt with” you are free

Here's a handy quiz to help you decide whether this is a good idea.

  1. Do you need your poll card to vote?

    Yes you do
    No you don't

    Of course you don't!

    Tear up poll cards as much as you like. You don't need them, it just speeds up the process. If you're on the electoral roll, just turn up at your local polling station.

You can also apply for a postal vote at any point until 11 days before an election.

Sorry, Russell.

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