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Not Apathetic

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

They're not voting because...

... I don't think the person elected...

... I don't think the person elected in my constituency, whoever they may be, can possibly represent my views along with everyone else's, their own personal leanings, and the policies of the party they belong to. How can they? But, following the mass protests over the invasion of Iraq, I've become increasingly jaded with local representatives who vote as per the party whip rather than their own constituents. Surely that isn't democracy? I think it's time we were afforded more of a say in the running of our communities, regions and countries. I think we have a collective responsibility and should progress beyond un-representative and out-dated model.

written 15th Apr 2005


debra replies: You need a way of distinguishing between politicans better ... and being able to influence which individuals not just which party gets elected. STV?


written 15th Apr 2005

sans replies: I think that is what all the parties are saying they want to do, push power to those who make decisions at the local level

written 16th 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.