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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've lost my vote. I'm working abroad...

I've lost my vote. I'm working abroad, and have been on the register at my parents' address for the last few years since I've been moving around. It turns out they forgot to include me this time round. If I had a vote I'd be voting LibDem even though we are in a safe Labour seat. Yes, the system is far from perfect as it is - but seeing the U.S. system at work, I realise it could be far worse. It seems important that we have a reasonable third party as a substantial presence, even if they will never win (and perhaps because they will never win). A vote for a party which obviously won't win isn't wasted - it shows your support, and adds to the national figures.

written 18th 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.