How to spoil your ballot - Why? What's the problem?
You don't have a party or candidate that you want to vote for
You don't know who to vote for - the major parties don't offer you real choice
You feel your voice is ignored
You might not vote at all >>>>
When you enter the voting booth, you may see a notice bearing down on you which says: "PLEASE DO NOT MARK ANYTHING ELSE ON YOUR BALLOT PAPER: IT MAY NOT BE COUNTED."
spoil your ballot - DON'T PANIC. You can spoil your paper in ANY way you like and it WILL be counted. > More
What why when
At the 2015 General election (7th May: Thursday!) we want all those people who think their votes don't count to get out and spoil their votes. We can make a difference, spoilt votes are count and are an excellent angry statement straight back to Cameron, Clegg and the other Labour fool.
A mass movement...
A mass movement of spoiled votes will broadcast a new message: the choices on offer are just not good enough. We demand something better - a different way of doing things. Your spoiled vote will be counted, by law, along with the votes for candidates.
What can you do?
Do it yourself - spoil your ballot by writing "spoilt for choice” across your ballot paper (see advice on spoilt ballot papers.) or "none of the above". Anything other than follow the instructions. Email, tweet this site! Join the revolution. More
What's the strategy here? Even if millions of people spoil their ballot paper, what difference would that make? What would happen then?
Spoiling your vote is only the first step in achieving a different way to do things. Change will rest on many other developments and actions, some of which are already taking place. Some change will come from people working within the current establishment and some from outside. Many approaches are needed. But this should not stop you from joining the Campaign. The butterfly effect is at work here: a small flutter in the air may lead to a bigger wind for change.
We don’t know exactly what will happen if we’re successful. But we do know that an alternative is needed.
A mass movement of spoilt ballot papers will, at the very least, create a serious debate about this new voice from the electorate. A discussion that may lead to practical changes - for example a different way to vote so that more interests are represented in Parliament – or to changes in the political culture of the UK – for example a greater sense of accountability and engagement.
What is more worrying: to allow the current direction of travel to continue unchecked? Or to step into some uncertainty with the chance for change?