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

They're not voting because...

A vote is a positive endorsement. It...

A vote is a positive endorsement. It is a sign that you are engaging with a person and party, indicating that your agreeing with them.
A vote should not be cast because you 'sort-of' agree. That's why i shall not vote, as i can't make that postive statement about any party. Sorry!

written 18th Apr 2005


Hamish replies: Just as a vote is a positive endorsement for a party, it is also a positive endorsement for a voting system in which your choices are limited to the "soft-of"s you object to. Not to vote, is to register your neutrality on this issue. If you would rather register your negative feelings, spoil your ballot instead.

written 24th 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.