Veto Election: The Zero Vote


Every time elections are around I get sick. Sick of the same old political speeches, false promises and fake smiles stuck on every channel on T.V. The cringe-worthy reaction is not only for those overplayed dramatic emotions, it’s for the message at the end of the drama that says, “Your vote could make the difference”.

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Now the normal voting procedure would be:

  1. Waste time filling up a voter ID form.
  2. Get the ID after a few years of filling it (not joking).
  3. Wait for an election to commence.
  4. Check for the nearest voting venue.
  5. Get my finger inked.
  6. Enter a cubicle/booth.
  7. Choose the potential candidate from a list.
  8. Vote.

Now that got me thinking. What if I don’t vote? What if every person in the country doesn’t vote? What will happen? Will there be new candidates selected? Will there be a re-voting? Will there be no one elected?

For a person to vote with confidence he/she should believe that the person politician (a politician is never a person), once elected, will provide for a hassle-free life. The elected member should reform not rule. But that isn’t happening, is it? There are too many issues and very few being addressed. Every law has a political loophole. Freedom of choice becomes a forced choice when there is no one suitable to fill that post.

But, I wonder, is there such a rule/clause/law/act that allows us to cast a vote for nobody? They say, “Vote Smart”, but I think, when unsure, it’s smart not to vote.

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