Is it ok to not participate in election process?

Whenever elections are near, all the media section starts teaching how polling vote is a duty of a responsible citizen and those who don't are ignorant. I am a kind of person to whom simply doesn't matter which nut is sitting on the PM's chair. I am happy with my life and never give vote. Is it fine and normal?

Is It OK To?
Help us keep this site organized and clean. Thanks!
[ Report Post ]
Comments ( 10 ) Sort: best | oldest
  • it sux for sure, problem is if everyone thought like you it would suck even more. it's the truth.

    Comment Hidden ( show )
  • You're normal for not voting (as many people simply don't), but lol you really should consider voting

    Comment Hidden ( show )
  • If voting changed anything they'd make it illegal. There's nothing legitimate about elections.

    Comment Hidden ( show )
  • Yes that is normal, i never vote either.

    Comment Hidden ( show )
  • Depends where you live. In Australia it's illegal to not vote in the federal election. So if you're in Australia I'd say it's not normal to ignore the election because you'll end up with a fine which if you don't pay will result in you losing your driving licence.

    If you live in the USA I believe it's legal to choose not to vote. So if that's the case for you then go for it. Do whatever feels right for you.

    Comment Hidden ( show )
    • -
    • Wait what if its against your religion? What if you dont like either candidate? I got alot of questions about this one

      Comment Hidden ( show )
      • -
      • The government website words it as follows;

        "Failure to vote at a federal election without a valid and sufficient reason is an offence under section 245 of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918."
        Have a look at the act if you want further details. It is quite interesting to me to as well because the UK doesn't have this law.

        I think religious reasons would potentially be sufficient but not liking any of the candidates is unacceptable. You are allowed to spoil your ballot though so you can sort of not vote, but you still have to turn up and put pen to paper.

        Comment Hidden ( show )
        • -
        • Id vote for someone in my family if i didnt like either candidates

          Comment Hidden ( show )
          • -
          • Well there's quite a few candidates to choose from, and all the parties are quite different. It's not like the US where you only seem to have 2.

            If you got enough of your mates together to vote for someone in your family then maybe they would win lol.

            Comment Hidden ( show )
  • Idk but they contacted me to do a Trump re-election poll recently and I purposefully lied on it to make try to make it look like Trump is further behind. Fuck their polls 🤣

    Comment Hidden ( show )
Add A Comment