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

They're not voting because...

Since there is no "none of the above...

Since there is no "none of the above" option (or RON as we used to call it in Student Union elections - Re Open Nominations), I shall spoil my paper. That might sound pointless, but it makes the point that although I value the right to vote, I also value the right to say "none of these jokers are worth voting for". Consider the media reaction if in several constituencies the number of spoilt papers exceeds the majority of the winning candidate. I think it might raise some interesting questions......

written 7th Apr 2005


ZB replies: Excellent. And if "none of the above" wins the biggest number of votes all the candidates are barred from standing at the re-run.

I once considered standing on a platform of : do not just not turn up - show your contempt for your andidates and vote for me instead. If elected I promise I will do nothing except draw the salary and expenses.

Sadly apathy one and I did nothing.


written 7th Apr 2005

Ryan replies: I thought there was a none of the above option...

written 8th Apr 2005

Ginge Evans replies: Unfortunately not which I think is the reason that this site probably exists.

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.