The people in front of polling station that ask for your polling card are not part of the election. They have nothing to do the voting process. Ignore them.
They work/volunteer for political parties. They are there to keep track of who voted. This way they can see who is politically active. You can ignore them and still vote.
A woman asked me for my polling card as I walked approached the station. She had no identification on her. She said she was from X party and pointed to her associate who had a political sticker on her coat.
I said I didn’t see the sticker. The first woman then said that her sticker was on her baby – a baby that was on the ground in a box between her legs.
In retrospect, I should have said ‘Am I supposed to have checked the baby for ID, then?’.