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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...

although the UK government vaunts itself...

although the UK government vaunts itself as being amongst the most democratic in the world, and even describes the UK parliament as the 'mother of parliaments', (what rot!) I have been deprived of my democratic rights through having accepted to work in an international organization situated outside the UK. In contrast, my wife who is not a UK citizen but also lives outside her own country, can and does vote in both her national and European elections.
I would add that the UK electoral system, even for those that can vote, is particularly undemocratic, effectively nullifying in the vast majority of constituencies all votes for any but the two main parties.

written 22nd 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.