Voters take pictures of spoilt police ballot papers

Some voters showed their disapproval of the police ballot by deliberately spoiling their papers. Some areas reported around 3% of ballot papers were spoilt.

Spoilt ballot paper in West Yorkshire
Spoilt ballot paper in West Yorkshire Credit: pccspoil.tumblr.com

You can see how other voters chose to spoil their papers here.

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