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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...

The Representation of the People's rules...

The Representation of the People's rules make it prohibitively expensive for the minority party which I would like to vote for to put up a candidate in my constituency. Also these rules exclude minority parties from effectively putting their case through the various media, whilst majority parties can do so at will. So the electorate are denied the opportunity for an informed vote because of this denial to minority parties. In other words, there is no opportunity for the minority to become a majority.
One would have thought that, because the majority parties have plenty of opportunity to set out their stalls at any time, there would at election times at least be a "level playing field", but this is not the case.
I am not apathetic, so I will be writing "Socialism" across my ballot paper and any other comments that are appropriate.

written 28th 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.