They're not voting because...
- I am spoiling my...
I am spoiling my ballot paper because I want to show the authorities that I want to vote, there's just no one I want to vote for.written 6th Apr 2005
Adam Reynolds replies: Bravo. More people should do this rather than just not vote. It would be a much more powerful statement to our elected representatives if 30 or 40 percent of the population spoiled their papers to register their disapproval rather than just not bothering. At least that way they couldn't claim that the silent majority was happy with the status quo.written 7th Apr 2005
Jack replies: I didn't know this was possible, but I may now do this.written 7th Apr 2005
Anonymous replies: Any spolit papers have to be shown to all the canditates standing (or thier agents), in case they think that it could be a vote for them. This is the case, even if the 'vote' is slagging them off, and is obviously not a 'real' vote. You are, however, not meant to put any mark on the ballot paper that can identitfy you.written 7th Apr 2005
"What a parcel of rouges in a nation. A pox on all your houses!" - Robert Burns/William Shakespeare