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Message 1318757 - Posted: 22 Dec 2012, 12:11:01 UTC

In the UK, 60% turnouts in General elections are the norm, local council ones can be 25%, and the recent Police commissioners one as low as 15%. There are three views of opinion here.

    1. People are simply disengaging with political elections because they think that whoever gets in wont be doing them any favours, so why vote for anyone.

    2. It's their way of "protesting" against the establishment by withholding their vote.

    3. Too many people are so self centred they just don't care about the country or other people, and they simply can't be bothered to vote.


Everybody is massaging figures here.

60% voted
40% didn't vote
The vote was 50/50 (as near as dammit)

So, 30% of the population voted one way, 30% voted another way. You still have 1/3 of the total population, or 1/2 who voted, dissatisfied with whoever won. And people wonder why there is so much unrest around.


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Message 1318981 - Posted: 22 Dec 2012, 22:02:02 UTC - in response to Message 1318708.

I cant figure out why some folks just wont vote. Its your countrys future every time there is an election.

There isn't a choice, "none of the bastards below ever."

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