None of the Above

Dave Killion — May 1, 2011


Despite the federal election taking place in Canada today, I wasn’t going to touch on the issue of voting, having expressed my views in a previous post. However, over at BC Iconoclast local blogger Bernard Von Schulmann has brought to my attention The Great Canadian Blank Ballot Project. From the website-

Are you a disaffected and angry voter? Planning to pass on election day? Unwilling to play ‘party games’ again? Shouldn’t an election be about hope and renewal?

There is one alternative. Vote your ballot blank on election day! Send a message that it is time to reform our politics.

A Rejected Ballot is one that cannot be counted because it is improperly marked. The easiest way is to make no mark. Elections Canada reports the number of Rejected Ballots.”

I am so sorry I didn’t know about this earlier. There are lots of folks who like to think that those who aren’t voting must be perfectly content with the way things are run, and this is a good way to let them know we’re not. If you still have time to vote, I hope you will run out and hand in your blank.

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