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Tick All The Boxes 6 40.00%
Tick None Of The Boxes 1 6.67%
Deface The Ballot Paper 3 20.00%
Shred And Drop In The Ballot Box 1 6.67%
Cover/Wipe With Some Bodily Fluid 1 6.67%
Other 3 20.00%
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How Would You Spoil Your Vote As A Protest If Voting Was Compulsory

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All you would get would be a lot of spoilt votes in protest from those who believe that all politicians are the same and in it for what they can get out of it
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Surely spoiling your vote, even in protest is nothing short of being childish
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You could write "Other" at the bottom, and put an X next to it.
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True, but there are some people for whom the people who are standing for election don't suit their political leanings.

As a protest, if voting was compulsory, they may feel the need to spoil their ballot as a protest to the choices on offer, rather than stay at home/work and not go to the Polling Station at all.

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You could write "Other" at the bottom, and put an X next to it.
Option 3 then.
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If voting were to be made compulsory it should include a "none of the above" option.
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If voting were to be made compulsory it should include a "none of the above" option.




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But what happens when "None Of The Above" wins?
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But what happens when "None Of The Above" wins?
I don't know but did mention in another thread that
the option would have to be more substantial than
just a protest. Ending up with a stalemate would not
be an acceptable outcome.

Don't they have the option in Australia? If so, what
would they do if it won?



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This why AV should have been passed through
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Re: How Would You Spoil Your Vote As A Protest If Voting Was Compulsory

I voted other, as I would spoil my paper by voting for the Lib Dem candidate - as I would be the only one ! Hahahahahahaha(bye-bye Cleggy!)hahahahahaha
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If voting was made compulsory it would go against everything that democracy stands for, it's a democratic right to abstain is my understanding..
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Add an extra box...."None Of The Above Self Serving Egotistical C*cks"
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