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

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I wanted to vote but couldn't because the authorities couldn't even get the postal vote out on time for me to fill it in and get it back to be counted. If they are so bothered about low turnout, why don't they fix this mess?

written 13th May 2005


Rich B replies: Write your response...
Apparently, the Tory party campaign director was trying to promote the more negative aspects of their manifesto and used negative sound bites in speeches etc, to turn as many people off, so that turnout was low, in the belief that hardened Conservatives would turn-out increasing their chances of victory. It worked in Australia for him. Although in oppostion, perhaps they don't want to fix it and this idea permeates through Westminster, although obviously against what is publicly preached.

written 13th May 2005

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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.

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