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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 think that the system is long over...

I think that the system is long over due for change. After all the pre-election promises (or vote winners) then come the excuses blaming the previous party or the five year term isn't long enough to get things back on track. Referendums, your only allowed to vote on issues that won't alter anything! Deciding your own pay rise, let's all get in on that one...Voting, not likely (I'll be 43 on voting day & I havn't voted since we were opted into Europe & I was too young to vote then) lets have a square on the ballot slip," none of the above" & make everyone vote, then we'll see the score...

written 13th Apr 2005


Dan Gurden replies: I certainly agree with a 'none of the above' lets make it a countable element, if more 'None's' are voted than candidates then the parties have to resit the process and pay out the fee's again, but the candidates cannot stand.

That would certainly sort the wheat from the chaff.

written 13th Apr 2005

Francis Irving replies: Oooo, I like that. Same candidates can't stand again if they can't beat "none of the above". I wonder what would happen.

written 14th 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.