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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...

I'm spoiling my ballot paper. I'm...

I'm spoiling my ballot paper.

I'm going to draw an extra box, label it "none of the above" and put a cross in it. And I'm going to write: "Tony Blair is a war criminal, all the major parties are the same and that's what I'd like to say today".

written 23rd Apr 2005


Paul replies: I like that idea.

written 23rd Apr 2005

matt replies: And that MIGHT be read by the bored student who is counting the papers for a few extra beer tokens, before being put in the "spoiled" pile.

Do you know what happens if there is a majority of spoiled papers? Nothing. The winner is still the candidate with the most votes.

written 24th Apr 2005

Pete replies: That may be so, but they'd sh*t themselves. All the way through their term of office (depending on who won) they'd know that they had no mandate to rule and would be reminded of it constantly! We'd then see them falling over themselves to convince us that they had changed...less corruption, less bureaucracy and massive changes to the democratic process. And if we held out through the election after that they might even mean it. I can but dream!

written 24th 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.