City Council Sends Out Porn Disguised As Voter Registration?

by Calvin Clark on January 1, 2019

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Growing up American in the 1980s gave me a unique world view. Throughout all of elementary school we were taught that George Washington invented democracy while downplaying the economic consequences of the ongoing Cold War. The idea of other nations participating in an election seemed as ridiculous as non-Americans eating McDonalds or wearing Levis.

It wasn’t until middle school where we learned everything we knew was a lie and Americans never invented anything except the internet and various ways to use peanuts.

Another American tradition other countries participate in is encouraging citizens to rock the vote. Celebrities, politicians, and even fictional characters encourage everyone to go out and vote regardless of their education level or how informed they are. Every time an election draws near we are bombarded with reminders to update our registration and where to go to cast our vote.

England, however, took democracy to a whole new level when one city mass mailed voter reminders with links to hardcore internet pornography printed right on the official letter. Cool!

The letters were sent out by the Mid Suffolk District Council in order to find out which homes had persons eligible to register to vote. Unfortunately the link provided for responses lead to a porn site instead of the government survey.

Officials from the council quickly recognized the faux pas and issued a statement addressing the sexy mix-up as a “technical slip.” I want to know what version of Microsoft Office these guys are using. Links to porn sites don’t mysteriously appear in a word processor unless someone put it there. Either a typesetter at city hall was having a giggle or Clippy has become self-aware and is inserting porn into our important government documents.

According to Mike Evans, a director for Mid Suffolk District Council:

“Sending out this web address was absolutely not our intent and we apologise unreservedly to anyone who received it. It is unfortunate that the mail merged form produced for Mid Suffolk from the anonymous data on our system has led to this unacceptable mistake. It should not have happened and we are putting it right.”

A letter of apology will be delivered to everyone who was affected, and hopefully this time there won’t be any links to unwanted internet porn included.

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