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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...

Politicans trumpet their accountability...

Politicans trumpet their accountability, but quinquennial elections do not amount to accountability. Voting encourages MPs in their distorted views of their own legitimacy, and they thus arrogate to themselves the right to legislate in areas best left for local bodies, or even (dare I say it) experts. Ignore Parliament, promote alternative forms of decision-making, and hopefully Parliamentarians will begin to relinquish some of their power.

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.