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

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I'm a British citizen who has recently...

I'm a British citizen who has recently moved to Canada, didn;t realize an election was coming up and have now found it's too late for me to register. Why, in this age of information technology, it requires over 2 months to register I'll never know. So if there is anyone out there who is planning not to vote could you do me a favour and vote LibDem, in return I guarentee I'll not vote!

written 15th Apr 2005


Pobman replies: I will not vote conservative in return, and thus our two 'not votes' will cancel each other out... just need somebody to cancel out labour now....

written 16th Apr 2005

Matthew replies: You'd also have needed your application countersigned by a British citizen, who has known you for at least two years, does not live in the UK, and is not a relative.

I know lots of people who are three out of four. I have a friend who's currently in Germany on a contract assignment, so he might count, but he's in Germany and I'm in Canada. That's silly.

Then, as I just posted to the front page, they'll send you a postal vote at best a week before the election, in time for you to return it a week or so after the votes were counted.

I'd probably have voted Lib Dem too, though without great enthusiasm. They're by far the best of a truly terrible bunch.

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.