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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 debt collecting agencies get your...

The debt collecting agencies get your details via the voters register...

written 18th Apr 2005


John Broek replies: This is an real issue. I know of a several people who want to vote, but because of the fear of debt collection agencies getting hold of their details from the electoral role they stay off this list. Surely a british passport is enough to prove your right to vote?

written 18th Apr 2005

john replies: A quick response to John Broek's response:

The point about our electoral process is that in order to vote, you have to be registered in a specific constituency and that's it.

Thinking about this a bit, quite a few of the participants in the "Rhodri and Mike Show" in the "hole in Cardiff Bay" were actually "elected" by virtue of being a number on a list against which a percentage of the "popular vote" was applied. There was no relationship between them and the Westminster Parliamentary Constituencies.

If only they did something like that for the British General Election, then some of the slimy b*gg**s would have to come and canvass MY opinion (and those of the millions of voters in seats other than the top 20 marginals).

However, it'll take at least a civil war to get such a change on the books.

written 18th 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.