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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...

If you want to sit on the sofa watching...

If you want to sit on the sofa watching soaps and reality TV on the 5th May, then more fool you for not realising that elections aren't just about voting people in but also about voting people OUT.

The best way for Britain to be more democratic right now would be a hung parliament, and if you were to use your vote tactically you could help bring this closer.

Withdrawing from the electoral process isn't going to change anything. And anyone who celebrates the fact that they are withdrawing from the process is really nothing more than a childish sulk. And in the long term dangerous - if we don't use the vote, we'll lose the vote.

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.