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

They're not voting because...

To vote or not to vote....

I wasn't going to vote, I was going to just spoilt my ballot paper. That way, at least I've executed my constitutional right but I haven't given any of them the oxygen of publicity, so to speak. I have a extreme distrust of politicians these days. The majority (well those that get the publicity) seem to be either fawning lackeys toeing the party line or careerists trying to boost their standing in the party and the nations eye. I know this is probably a bit unfair to a lot of hardworking MPs and party members who have a difficult time at the coalface but it's not them we are ultimately voting for. The election this time around will result in a win for Blair (highly probable), Howard (unlikely) or Kennedy (even more unlikely) and any of them will do just what they want and those at grassroots will just have to follow party line.

written 20th Apr 2005


Tiger43 replies: I agree with all of the above. However, I would just like to add that I would use my ballot paper to blow my nose on. Its the nearest that any of the parties will get to recieving my mark.

written 20th Apr 2005

ryano replies: It would be interesting to see what people think would be an 'appropriate' way to spoil their ballot papers. Blowing your nose on it is one, writing "You're all lying charlatans" may be another. Any other suggestions?

written 21st 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.