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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...

The lack of quality leadership, and ...

The lack of quality leadership, and complacent arrogance of the mainstream political system has got out of hand, with the result that a large percentage of the electorate feels disenfranchised. It is essential that we start voting 'None of the Above', and begin to reign in this monopoly on power.
It really is time we had a None of the Above option - and not just as a peripheral protest vote either.
Probably the most important development in democracy since the universal franchise - it's time to get serious about it.

written 18th Apr 2005


Jax replies: How about just voting independant? Or third party? That would make the main two parties switch their policies and possibly even bring in more parties into the fray.

written 18th Apr 2005

Alan Howlett replies: Just for clarity, I must declare that I am a Labour Party Candidate for Nottinghamshire County Council.

What I have seen of Independents locally is that it is very hard to be sure of what policies they really support, and it's hard to be sure that they are decent people.

I understand that some of the local independents are so obnoxious that staff of the Council are refusing to work with them: If this is the case, how can those councillors be effective for the voters they are supposed to represent?

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.