While I don’t wish to discourage anyone from voting in any of our polls, least of all the current one, could I please make one thing clear. We make no attempt to discover the identity of people who use this site. But our system is a standard WordPress installation and it will log the IP address people use when accessing interactive areas such as polls. For individuals, this means little; all we record is the IP address of your ISP and then, in the case of the poll, try to make sure you can’t vote twice with the same machine. In corporate networks, we record the identity of the network and the IP address in the same way.
I say all this to discourage anyone from thinking they can fool the poll system into recording a bounced result. You can try, but we will notice. For example right now our current poll has six people voting against the majority view at the moment. It is very easy for us to see that five of them come from within Imperial College and one from inside Kent County Council. If any of you are residents of the Wye area I suggest you vote from a home PC in future. It might be more convincing.
PS. Just to be fair and accurate, I should say there are now substantially more votes from computers within Imperial College in favour of keeping the AONB sacrosanct than in favour of sacrificing it to keep IC in the village.