Geolocation/verification, an observation, not a complaint
Interestingly enough I am currently working in London for a company where all the work is done on virtual machines which are hosted in another EU country in which the head office is based, so all my browsing appears to come from that country. Local browsing on the machines here is disabled. Such minimal interaction as I have with a well know search engine and the BBC gives me results local to that location regardless of how I try to alter things.
This renders my IP as "invalid" for purposes such as this petition. Whilst I can do such things from home (if I want to show that I don't understand how a simple voting system works), if I were to do it from work during my lunch hour, I would presumably be removed.