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

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This site is edited and takes out comments it doesnt like....I've lost 2 already. But Please Vote, people died for you right, please wake up, not voting dies NOT make any difference.

written 7th Apr 2005


Francis Irving replies: Feel free to use the "responses" to add comments to peoples messages, saying why you think they should vote.

written 7th Apr 2005

Tom Steinberg replies: Yes, this site is edited, in order to let it perform the task described in the bottom right hand corner. I will repeat that this site is not about encouraging people not to vote, nor vice versa. If you feel strongly, feel free to leave comments. However, if you post reasons which are not explanations why you are not voting, we will continue to remove them.

written 7th Apr 2005

joeturner replies: 'scuse me, I appreciate that people died for my vote and I hold it to be extremely important.

In fact far too important to waste on politicians. How dare you suggest that I am asleep. I am interested in politics, but sick of party politics

written 7th Apr 2005

ryan replies: Not voting does ...

Not voting does make a difference.

Simply voting because 'people died for [my] right' is a painfully glib argument, which shows a tremendous lack of perspective.

Voting for a party, not on merit, but because i have the right cheapens both my vote and the legacy of the people who fought to ensure i had one.

written 7th Apr 2005

Francis Irving replies: Personally, I think there are plenty of good smaller parties, and independent candidates, to vote for and encourage.

I hope that doing so changes things more than not voting, by encouraging a turnover of parties, and pressurising larger ones with the policies of the smaller.

But then, I'm an optimist :)

written 7th Apr 2005

Anonymous replies: If only more of us had the chance to vote for independants or small parties.
The last time I voted, there was only the main 3. :(

written 7th 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.