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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'm nearly 26 and I'm not even on the...

I'm nearly 26 and I'm not even on the electoral roll (due to a local council cockup when I moved a few years ago). None of the political parties represent my views whatsoever. Would it be so much to ask for every ballot paper to have a box for 'I don't support any of these candidates'? I would have got myself registered and gone to vote if there was. I know you can spoil the paper but why not make it official? And more to the point, why doesn't somebody come up with a decent political party that's in tune with the rest of the population?

written 8th Apr 2005


Richard replies: "... why doesn't somebody come up with a decent political party ..."

Because everyone wants the "somebody" to be someone else. Asking why someone else doesn't sort things out for you is not a very noble complaint.

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.