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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 have been voting since 1970 (aged ...

I have been voting since 1970 (aged 18).

"Disenchanted" is not the word! The whole "democratic" set-up is a joke.

I live in Charles Clarke's constituency (Norwich South - a safe Labour seat where the Labour party could put a baboon for election and it would get in) and refuse to vote Labour because of the Iraq war and voting for anyone else is simply a waste of time.

I will have more impact by not voting - thereby reducing the already pitiful turnout figures.

Why can't they have compulsory voting with a "None of the above" option? "None of the above" would get my vote every time!

written 17th Apr 2005


gwroe replies: The Green Party is becoming really strong in Norwich, with a good green group on the council.
Why not consider voting for them? See

written 17th Apr 2005

sans replies: So a baboon can get voted in your constituency but voting for anyone else other than Labour is a waste of time? No wonder Labour have a majority there!

Come one. This isn't a one party state and majorities can and have been overturned. If not this time, then next time. A seat can only turn from a safe into a marginal if enough people vote against the incumbent.

written 17th 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.