At the local elections I was approached by a gent, who had what I can only describe in non medical terms as 'shakey hands'; he wanted me to mark his ballot paper for him, which as presiding officer I am allowed to do. I accompanied him to the polling booth and he then asked, who is the best to vote for? I was somewhat suspicious and I had previously asked one of the clerks look on and monitor things. I replied, 'I'm sorry sir, I can not advise you at all on that.' He then said he wanted to vote labour. I marked his ballot paper as requested and showed it to him. I then asked him if he was happy and would he like me to put the ballot paper into the ballot box. He replied 'Yes, please.' He may have been genuine but I wondered with his opening question whether it was some sort of sting.