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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 would love to vote but will be out...

I would love to vote but will be out of the country on the day and unfortunately my postal vote won't arrive before I go away.

Surely there's got to be a better way?

Crap or what?

written 7th Apr 2005


C Miller replies: You could have (its too late now, IIRC) applied for a proxy vote. This allows someone else to vote on your behalf. You, of course, have to trust them to vote the way you want them to.

written 7th Apr 2005

Woof replies: I am not sure, but I understand that my Council is still registering people to vote by proxy, so you may be able to manage this.

written 7th Apr 2005

Andy replies: I was out of the country for the last election too, applied for a proxy vote but the council failed on that front too...

(I'm the original poster)

written 8th Apr 2005

C Miller replies: You should have been able to get a proxy vote;
"Travelling Overseas" is a valid reason. You could try complaing to The Electoral Commission,
Telephone: 020 7271 0500

Other docs:

written 8th 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.