How do I use my vote?

Malachi O’Doherty is a South Belfast voter. Faced with an array of choices, he’s frustrated with just how blunt an instrument the vote actually turns out to be. He concludes: “I will vote. I would feel cheaper still if I didn’t. But I will not come away satisfied that I have made any clear or effective statement through that vote about the future that I want here”.

Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty