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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 eligible, but not allowed to vote...

I'm eligible, but not allowed to vote because unlike many more democratic democracies registration closes very early here. I believe that voting is essential to avoid the UK falling into the bi-polarisation of the US political system. Read more of my thoughts on this subject here:

written 12th Apr 2005


Chris replies: I'm in complete agreement with this post. I think it's disgraceful that the deadline for registration was 11th March, nearly a month before the election was actually called! I feel extremely angry that so many people have been disenfranchised by this ludicrous ly early deadline, especially because minority groups and those on the margins of society will be hardest hit. I cannot understand why the deadline seems to have been publicised by no-one until after the event. I say the deadline must be extended so that those who have been caught out are given a chance to exercise their democratic right. I wonder whether there is any such campaign already in motion.

written 12th 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.