They're not voting because...
- I really want a box marked 'None of ...
I really want a box marked 'None of the above'. Then I would vote - or at least attend the polling station. My only current alternative is to write 'None of the Above' which I have done, which counts a spoiled ballot. A spoiled ballot sounds like I am too thick to put a cross on a piece of paper.written 7th Apr 2005
Richard replies: Spoiled ballots are counted as protests. No-one involved in the electoral process would think it indicates incapacity on the part of the voter.
If there were a "none of the above" option, what do you propose should happen if "none of the above" wins?written 7th Apr 2005
julius replies: None of the above means that the election is scrapped. Nobody wins. The current party stays in power for a short period of time (a year perhaps) while the parties find new candidates for a new election. Wash, rinse, repeat.written 7th Apr 2005
Alan replies: Quote: Wash, rinse, repeat = thereby delaying the inevitable and, if you want Labour out, you've failed - dismally -albeit temporarily.
"None of the above" sounds good but changes nothing. It just builds procrastination, which is a qualificaion of all politicians anyway.written 7th Apr 2005
Meakins replies: If none of the above wins, then there is a by-election in that constituency and none of the existing candidates are eligible to stand until the next general election.written 8th Apr 2005