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Originally posted by Frosty
Sorry, but I think that is a completly stupid idea. You do have the choice not to vote. And which ballots would this go on, all of them?
Originally posted by MCory1
I mean, there's all sorts of reasons people don't vote--lack of interest or lack of a good candidate are the most prevalent, but there's just times when a people can't get to the polls. By having some sort of option like a "none of the above," anyone who picks it is basically saying "I took the time out of my busy day to let you know that I can't stand any of you."
It still wouldn't really count for much other than somewhat of a public opinion poll, but I think it'd be nice to hear on the news something like "we had a record showing of X people for the presidential election. 85% said they didn't care for anybody who was on the ballot." And the remaining 15% are what are actually counted for the election. I personally would go out and vote because of that--one of the main reasons I don't vote is because none of the candidates are worth the time.