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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 really want a box marked 'None of ...

I really want a box marked 'None of the above'. Then I would vote - or at least attend the polling station. My only current alternative is to write 'None of the Above' which I have done, which counts a spoiled ballot. A spoiled ballot sounds like I am too thick to put a cross on a piece of paper.

written 7th Apr 2005


Richard replies: Spoiled ballots are counted as protests. No-one involved in the electoral process would think it indicates incapacity on the part of the voter.

If there were a "none of the above" option, what do you propose should happen if "none of the above" wins?

written 7th Apr 2005

julius replies: None of the above means that the election is scrapped. Nobody wins. The current party stays in power for a short period of time (a year perhaps) while the parties find new candidates for a new election. Wash, rinse, repeat.

written 7th Apr 2005

Alan replies: Quote: Wash, rinse, repeat = thereby delaying the inevitable and, if you want Labour out, you've failed - dismally -albeit temporarily.

"None of the above" sounds good but changes nothing. It just builds procrastination, which is a qualificaion of all politicians anyway.

written 7th Apr 2005

Meakins replies: If none of the above wins, then there is a by-election in that constituency and none of the existing candidates are eligible to stand until the next general election.

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.