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

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I want to vote no confidence in the current parties by a "spoiled paper" - but they no longer count them. If a significant number of spoiled papers were counted UK-wide then the winning party would not be able to claim such a mandated authority from the ballot box as Blair has claimed in the past. And a genuine investigation into the voting system would be forced.
ALSO I am concerned that votes are no longer completely secret - the ability of past results and polls to enable parties to target just the swing voters seems counter-democratic. The sanctity of the secret, paper vote directly into a sealed ballot box should be the highest principle. As a principle this must lead to some way of having politicians going "blind" into elections and having to address everyone, not just identifiable swing voters!

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.