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That this House notes that the current electoral arrangement in the UK of allowing only one day to vote is insufficient and can hinder the democratic process; further notes that turnout can be raised substantially by making voting easier or more attractive; applauds the US for its introduction of early voting; further notes that nearly a third of American voters have cast their ballots before election day 2008; urges the Government to introduce early voting procedures in the UK to arouse voter engagement and increase turnout; further notes that those who work irregular and long hours are unfairly disadvantaged by single day voting; further urges the Government to introduce legislation allowing for early voting in the UK with immediate effect; and further notes that this action would benefit the democratic process and provide for greater electoral equality which all political parties should be in favour of.
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