My vote sorted

  • wee buns

    Kinda comforting to see it in B & W.

  • wee buns

    Kinda comforting to see it in B & W.

  • old school

    The silent majority . I haven’t registered to vote since Stormont was set up. 12 years!!!

  • Impartial Reporter

    Better to spoil your vote than not use it.

    That’s what I will be doing on May 6th.

    I will be writing DUP lost my vote by lying and cheating.

    I wonder if it will catch on?

  • Impartial Reporter

    Better to spoil your vote than not use it.

    That’s what I will be doing on May 6th.

    I will be writing DUP lost my vote by lying and cheating.

    I wonder if it will catch on?

  • lamhdearg

    We the people should demand an “none of the above” ticket on the voteing slip, Demand.

  • Pigeon Toes

    In pencil

  • Pigeon Toes

    That about sums it up.

    Shameful though it is.

  • lamhdearg

    In blood, (Again)

  • Right on, great pic. love it, in total agreement.

  • RepublicanStones

    I wasn’t ware Ulysses was standing for election.

  • west belfast

    On this occasion I agree with Churchill when he said “democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried.”

    Don’t vote? Well then don’t complain about those who are elected.

  • Drumlins Rock

    gonna miss your comments on politic then guys. In my book if you dont vote then you forfeit your right to complain, and if you really think they are all that bad, stand for election yourself, its called democracy, not perfect but as Churchill said best system we have come up with to date.

  • Michaelhenry

    the complainers think everyone suppurts them,but the reason they wont stand is because they know there is no suppurt for them out and about,a smart comment only goes so far.

  • Reader

    “If nobody is elected things will be better for everyone”
    How do they justify that suggestion?

  • My, my! How original! Now, where did I see the same before?

    Ah, yes! The ’70s had something similar. It went: “Don’t vote. It only encourages them.” And it did: we got Thatcher.

    Odd, isn’t it, how these things repeat themselves? Do you think it is congenital ignorance, mere coincidence or conspiracy?

  • wee buns

    It is a poignant piece of art.
    However we must gird our loins & vote for the least worst of them. Only abstention by the entire electorate would bring about a chance to test the theory of spontaneous order; sadly the opportunity is not on the cards.

  • dodrade

    If you had a “none of the above” option on the ballot paper, and it got the most votes, should the seat be left vacant for that parliament?

  • LabourNIman

    People seem to ignore that the tribal parties in NI only want to represent the people that actually vote for them, not the constituency they are elected to. They are very open about this.

    I’ll likely spoil my vote, I refuse to vote alliance due to the fact that daily they are looking more and more like clowns dressed in armani and the greens won’t fight any seat that might prove too ugly for them.

  • Michaelhenry

    how many seats are to ugly for labour mr labourniman, them all.

  • LabourNIman

    ‘how many seats are to ugly for labour mr labourniman, them all.’

    Hilarious, what are you basing this bile on?

  • Greenflag

    Good one McGregor. It raised a chuckle for a minute or two until I a thought passed my remaining two brain cells .

    By continuing to vote the voters of NI are voting for No Bodies on the streets at least not in the numbers of the 1969-1998 period -which in my view is the best that can be hoped for . So carry on voting and as the man above (Drumlin Rock ) says you forfeit your right to complain if you don’t .

  • Michaelhenry

    im basing this on facts, mr labourniman.

  • dodrade @ 11:58 AM:

    Would you therefore be attracted by the “recall referendum”, proposed by the US Progressives, and enacted for officials in 18 of the States? It was what got the Governator his California job (and, I think succeeded in defenestrating a Governor on only one previous occasion).

    Nick Clegg floated it as a suggestion two years ago. I don’t know whether it has any present status as Lib Dem policy.

  • joeCanuck

    Doldrade #18,

    They introduced none of the above in Russia after the latest revolution; don’t know if they still use it.
    Procedure there was if none won, a new election was held for that constituency and none of the previous bunch who lost were allowed to stand.

    Always at least spoil your ballot. I have, after I noticed once that my brother whose name was beside mine had voted while he was 1000s of miles away in Africa.

  • RepublicanStones
  • LabourNIman

    Michaelhenry – which are? Come one, don’t keep me in suspense…

  • I’ve seen plenty of examples of people saying how not voting will reflect nicely upon themselves, but I’ve still yet to see an argument that outlines how it can be in the public interest to abstain.

    If you really don’t feel strongly enough about an election, I can understand that you don’t feel motivated to go to the polling booth (though arguably, light preferences are more useful in giving governments a good steer than heavy ones – so your absence could work *against* the public interest).

    There’s a hefty amount of bullshit about how abstaining ‘sends a message’ but no-one can agree what the message is. And as for spoiling ballot papers, it’s more of an indicator as to the size of the green-ink crowd in a particular constituency than anything else.