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

They're not voting because...

We live in a managed democracy. The ...

We live in a managed democracy. The 1st past the post system effectively stifles any change to the status quo and is largely to blame for the rightwards swing of political debate since Thatcher. Lets face - it at least 50% of votes cast result in no representation whatsoever.

written 23rd Apr 2005


michael m. replies: We suggest adding elements of direct democracy so that people and groups can bring in proposals and trigger referendum on selected issues. One issue, of course, could be the electoral system. Should we adopt single transferable vote, proportional distribution of votes to parties ("PR") or keep FPTP ?
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written 23rd Apr 2005

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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.