Posts of the week: bad Returning Officers and a secret road

Welcome to my weekly round-up of two blogging highlights from the past week: the post that I found most interesting or enjoyable to write and the post from someone else that I found most interesting or entertaining.

A post from me…

Marked registers lost, votes counted up wrongly – but Returning Officer judged to have met performance standards

There are many great things about our democracy, but then there’s the massive variation in quality of Returning Officers:

My original headline was going to be “One-third of (Acting) Returning Officers assess their own performance wrongly”, but the more closely I look at the latest Returning Officer performance data from the Electoral Commission, the worse it looks.

What did I find? Click here to read the full post.

… and a post from someone else

This road is of “critical” importance to the USA

Paul Walter uses a photo to raises questions about Wikileaks: “So why do it? Why leaks these cables? I am still trying to understand that.”

Read the full post from Paul here.

Spotted any other great posts this week that I may have missed? Let me know in the comments.


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