I've just heard the first 'dumb council' story of the campaign. A parent has just been on the radio describing her surprise at receiving a polling card for her toddler. This happens with predictably monotonous regularity during election periods, but it isn't a question of daft bureaucrats.
Put simply, the parents have at some time completed a registration form and they have added their toddler to the form in error.
So the next time this story surfaces, you'll know that, for once, the council aren't to blame. Often, the truth isn't as good as the myth, so is it any wonder that the media run with the myth?