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

They're not voting because...

I haven't received a polling card in...

I haven't received a polling card in my name, sure I have a council tax bill in my name sitting here, and some polling cards in the previous occupants/landlords name, but none in mine. Maybe the current government know I would vote against them, I will start wearing a saucepan on my head to stop them reading my thoughts.

written 18th Apr 2005


IanB replies: Getting a council tax bill has nothing to do with getting a polling card.

You only get a polling card if you filled in the electoral registration form at your current address last April. If you were at a different address at that time you'll get a polling card sent there, and you're entitled to vote at the polling station for that address, or apply for a postal vote if you've moved a long way away.

In any case you don't need a polling card to vote.

written 18th Apr 2005

Helen replies: You don't have to wait for April, or October, or whenever, to get onto the electoral roll at your new address. There's a form online to send to your local council. I've used it twice now, for my last two house moves. Without it, I'm confident that I would be disenfranchised. The only problem's making them take off the ex-residents, who haven't notified of a new address so aren't automatically removed.

written 18th Apr 2005

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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.