Russell Brand retweets fan's ripped up polling card: 'You are free'

However, many were quick to point out that said fan didn’t actually need his polling card to be able to vote in the General Election

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Russell Brand continued on his mission to encourage young voters to abstain from the polls by retweeting one fan’s ripped up polling card.

“You are free,” the comedian apparently wrote alongside the image of the ballot in tatters.

However, many were quick to point out that said fan didn’t actually need his polling card to be able to vote in the General Election on 7 May.

The Electoral Commission website reads: “You don't need your polling card to vote if you are on the electoral register - and if you are unsure where you polling station is, your local authority can remind you.”

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He has since deleted it.

 

Brand first declared his political apathy in a piece for the New Statesman.

“I will never vote and I don’t think you should, either,”  he wrote.

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