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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...

There is too much compromise

There is too much compromise.

When I vote, I end up voting for policies not only that I do not support, but that I actively dislike. There is no choice out there that allows me to say what I really want.

We need the general election to include not just local candidates but also key policy decisions.

If people feel they can make a difference, have their say heard, then more people would vote.

Instead people are currently guilted into, or duty-bound, to vote either for that ONE thing they want the most, or against that ONE thing they dislike the most.

I may still, forced by good lapsed roman catholic guilt, vote, but not mainstream. grrrr

written 7th Apr 2005


Caroline Chalk replies: I agree, to some extent....

Voting is just one part of the process.

Regular people can make a difference, I did! It takes a bit work but if you really feel strongly about an issue, find out more about it. If you still feel the same way start a campaign...

I never understood how our system worked until I had to try and use it. It creaks but it does get there in the end!

written 7th 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.