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spoil you ballot paper instead...

why not spoil you ballot paper instead??? they ALL have to be counted and accounted for. if you are prepared to walk through hyde park or wherever for a coiuple of miles, please walk 200 yards down the road an write acroos your paper somehting like "ballot paper spoilt in protest at the candidates". that way you ARE actually voting. you are voting against the list of people drawn up in that constitiuency. Not voting means your voice is not used. Spoiling your paper is the equivalent of standing up and booing whoever is speaking. one boo may not be heard, but if even 10% of registered voters all boo the polititicians at the same time, our collective voices will be heard, their ears will start to open.

do something active
use your ballot paper
spoil it

written 15th Apr 2005

Responses

David replies: Better still when spoiling your vote write in against each candidate why you cannot support them - but be a bit ambiguous. If the result is close or there is a danger of a lost deposit, the party agents will all scrutinise the spolit votes to see if they can argue that it is actually indicating support for them. So they will,while highly stressed have to read:

* never again, too xenophobic, can't be trusted (e.g. poll tax, miners, run down of manufacturing). Thatcherite retreads.
* see above, but more so.
* deceitful leader, lied on tax, lied on tuition fees, still lying about Iraq, what else are they lying about? Messed with the election system.
* who? - I only hear from them at election time, lots of waste paper saying that they will legalise various crimes.

written 15th Apr 2005

TL replies: Read this

http://www.notapathetic.com/comments/740

written 16th 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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