Mrs B went to vote today. While she was in the booth the lady next in line asked the clerk if she could take her ballot paper home as she hadn't yet made up her mind who to vote for and wanted time to think and she would then come back. The clerk allowed her to take it away! Now I'm not sure about this. Obviously if she doesn't return then no vote gets cast but she has been ticked off on the register and her voter number written of the ballot paper stub. So if anyone counts the total ballot papers in the boxes it won't match the number of stubs.. If she does return then would she need to identify herself again. Would the clerk necessarily remember if it was the same person? If she decides not to vote and chucks the ballot paper away. What if it is found? How can that be explained? Or what if it is copied and then used fraudulently in other polling stations in the same constituency? Someone counting would not necessarily spot it was a fake. Any thoughts?