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

They're not voting because...

The charade of voting labour or conservative...

The charade of voting labour or conservative is propagated by political parties to fulfil their own agendas when in effect what Im actually voting for is a representative of my local area, this in itself shows a massive flaw as most people couldnt tell you who their local MP actually is!

It is not always voter apathy as we are led to believe some of us make an informed choice not to support an inadequate system.

Voting in a "first past the post" electoral system maintains an outdated and archaic means of representing a population of differing people in the 21st century.

Added to this is the fact that your vote is worthless if you happen to reside in a "safe seat" which 99% of the time can be predicted before the election even starts!

By not voting the result will be that the system will be forced to change as the government will not be able to claim a legitimate mandate over the people with a diminishing minority of the population supporting it.

written 8th Apr 2005

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P replies: "the government will not be able to claim a legitimate mandate over the people with a diminishing minority of the population supporting it."

AMEN!

I wish more people would wake up to this notion and stop being fooled by this "ballot spoiling" nonsense (which in fact only serves to perpetuate the inadequate status quo).

If you want to register you disastisfaction with the current system then don't undermine the impact of low turnout by adding to voter numbers (even if it is just to spoil your ballot). Just stay at home and let the ever diminishing turnout speak for itself.

It will get far more attention than any number of spoiled ballots ever will.

written 9th 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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