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every  election 
the authorities say 
we have a secret ballot
here in the uk


but every elector has 
an identity number which they note
on the tear off of the uniquely numbered 
paper on which we record our vote


they say this is used 
to avoid any fraud taking place
but how can they remember 
every single face


all those pairs of numbers
none of them the same
can so easily be used to discover
any address and a name


every election
the authorities say
we have a secret ballot
here in the uk


and on the eve 
of every election day
queen mab and her faeries
come out to play.


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