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Not Apathetic

Tell the world why you're not voting - don't let your silence go unheard

They're not voting because...

If Labour win with 40% of the vote on...

If Labour win with 40% of the vote on a 60% turnout (both of these are overstimates) they will have the support of less than a quarter of the adult population, this is bad democracy.

The election is aimed at the million or so people in marginals who might change their allegiance. All three main parties now try to appeal to the same people. This is why their responses to the closure at Rover were almost identical.

I live in a safe seat that won't change hands and so my vote will have no effect. I would like there to be a "none of the above" option (at the bottom of the paper) but as there isn't I am going to spoil my paper.

written 20th Apr 2005

About Not Apathetic

NotApathetic was built so that people who are planning not to vote in the UK General Election on May 5th can tell the world why. We won't try to persuade you that voting is a good or a bad idea - we're just here to record and share your explanations. Whether ideological, practical or other, any reason will do.

A lot of users would like us to mention that if you spoil your ballot paper, it will be counted. So if you want to record a vote for "none of the above", you can.

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