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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...

Because there's no "none of the above" ..

.. because the ballot paper doesn't include a "non of the above" option. As a valid vote it could be used to bring some honesty into the voting process (OK, that's discounting postal fraud, but I digress) by showing true representation of parties vs. population. At the moment the view is skewed, and don't let anyone tell you that the political parties don't know this. In fact, they depend on it. What if "none of the above" wins by a landslide? Good question - I guess it will at least prompt some new thinking and maybe make it easier to create new parties that actually represent voters instead of having to convince them with expensive marketing campaigns.

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.