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

They're not voting because...

I don't understand practical outworking of the democratic ideal..

I don't understand practical outworking of democratic ideal...I feel that it's better to not vote than to somehow "waste" it, because a) I feel that the person I vote for won't win anyway (and rather than understanding democracy as an expression of many people's opinions, I simply see it as a way for me to get exactly what I want - if I can't get that, what's the point?), and b) none of the politicians, who are human like everyone else, is able to satisfy my incredibly narrow view of what's best for Britain. I probably also am against racism in what I say, but against cultural diversity in my opinions and actions.

written 28th Apr 2005


Notts Guy replies: Hear hear! :p

written 30th Apr 2005

tiger43 replies: Bollocks !! I`m not inteligent enough to put my reply any clearer than that.

written 30th Apr 2005

The author replies: I`m not inteligent enough to put my reply any clearer than that.

I noticed.

written 2nd May 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.