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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 would have to vote at my old school...

I would have to vote at my old school which I left early due to intense bullying.
If I did vote, then without a system of proportional representation there is no chance of my vote counting.
I don't accept the idea that the person who wins in any particular location should be expected to vote with their party line, but few politians seem to agree with me.
There is still no particualar policy amongst the 3 main parties that excites me into wanting to vote for them, I would only be voting against, and can't decide who I hate more.
I also don't like the idea that whoever I vote for (if they win) swears loyalty to the Queen, who should have no place in the political system, and should I partake of this system I hand it a touch more validity.

written 4th May 2005


Dan Huntley replies: You could have always registered for a postal ballot, if you didn't want to return to the school building.

written 4th May 2005

Jax replies: You seriously think that the political scenary will change the way you want it to, without your own input?
Yes, first past the post is an unfair and outdated system that needs to be replaced, so how do we do this when those who want to replace it dont vote?

written 5th 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.