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

They're not voting because...

...because we need a new system. Why...

...because we need a new system. Why not: every year, a regionally representative body of citizens is selected by lot to form parliament - just like selecting a jury. The political parties become simple lobbies for particular interests, and have no say in law-making or decisionmaking. Voilą, the end of politicians, the end of elections, the end of voting

written 18th Apr 2005


Rich replies: Because not everyone is smsrt enough to run the country? If we picked people at random, well, yowch. If we voted people in against their will, that's unfair because it infringes on their freedoms, if we voted people in who wanted to respresent their area, then it's really not that much different to the current system ó_O

written 18th Apr 2005

Rich replies: ...and yes, I spelled 'smart' incorrectly, ironic ;)

It's been a long, long monday :P

All in favour of three day weekends?

written 18th Apr 2005

Chris replies: Because our current system has developed through centuries, and rapidly or drastically changing any political system is a recipe for disaster.

written 18th Apr 2005

Anthony Tuffin replies: I have already suggested a "National Jury", picked at random, to replace the House of Lords and, since then, British Columbia set up a Citizens' Assembly, chosen that way. I beieve proportional representation by the Single Transferable Vote would be the best way to elect the House of Commons.

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.