Pencil me in - by an ex prisoner James

Prison Widow, how's it going? OK, I have been out of prison now for a good few years and keeping my head down nicely. I shall be voting this week but remembering my last vote; what's the score on only voting in pencil? Stinks if you ask me! Now I wonder what the reason is for that? If I voted in pen; because let's have it right I wouldn't want anyone to rub my X out now would I; would my vote be discounted? The whole thing is a sham in my eyes but hey; I'll be voting; LABOUR by the way!
Blessed wishes to your readers. James ex-prisoner.