They're not voting because...
- I want a cross on the ballot paper that...
LIES LIES SPIN & LIES.written 7th Apr 2005
I want a cross on the ballot paper that says "None of the above".
Francis Irving replies: There is one - you can spoil your ballot paper.written 7th Apr 2005
Richard replies: Spoiling your ballot paper is not the same as making clear your dis-satisfaction with all of the potential candidates / parties. Papers get spoilt by accident too, and are seen as errors rather than protests. I have long wanted a "None of the above" option, it might help shake up the political system if a significant proportion of people could expressly state that they felt unrepresented, or wholly unimpressed, by any of the parties.written 7th Apr 2005
Francis Irving replies: Over on SpoilYourVote.co.uk they have a FAQ which explains why spoiling is quite good, and can be seen as a protest rather than an error. Given there is no "none of the above", make the best of what there is!written 7th Apr 2005