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Not Apathetic

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

They're not voting because...

You simply CAN'T do what they ask you...

You simply CAN'T do what they ask you to do in all those interminable party political broadcasts. The only thing that your vote does is simply to help decide who will represent your constituency in parliament. Then, if more of those representatives belong to one gang rather than the others that gang gets to form a government, So, less than a million people out of the whole population actually get to decide who will govern the country and it's possible that a government can take office after having received less votes than the opposition. How is that democracy?
Frankly it's an out of date nonsense, that may have been OK in the 19th century, but with greater freedom of movement and modern communications we need a democratic form that reflects that. We need to be able to cast a vote to directly elect who we want to run the country, rather than just who we want to represent the area in which we happen to reside at the time of the election. Then EVERYBODY's vote WILL count.

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.