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Anarchy Voting

when nothing is better than "better than nothing".
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Appearing on every ballot for public office is an "Anarchy" checkbox. Filling that - or, more importantly, not showing up to vote at all - counts as a vote towards an empty seat.

During Parliament/Senate proceedings an Anarchy (ie:empty) seat is an automatic "No" vote to any motions. Thus parties have to really agree on something to get anything done, and when 50% or greater of the populace hasn't voted, the government can't do anything stupid for the next 4 years.

Of course, if only a few jurisdictions do it, then all that happens is those areas don't get any of the pork,

So, stand up and be counted ! Go out and not vote.

FlyingToaster, Oct 10 2013

the original non-voters-party
[FlyingToaster, Oct 10 2013]

write-in candidates http://www.collegeh...write-in-candidates
[xandram, Oct 10 2013]


       Not all people who don't vote are apathetic. Some may be deliberately boycotting the polls, for example. So I think it would be unwise to default any no-show as a vote for a particular "party" --too likely to get abused. I do like the Idea of deliberately voting for an Apathy Party with the empty seat and the automatic NO vote, however.
Vernon, Oct 10 2013

       I have refused to even register to vote for many years. The threat of legal action just makes me more determined to refuse to participate in a farcical process.
xenzag, Oct 10 2013

       I'd bun this, but… meh.
ytk, Oct 10 2013

       I agree with those^ 3. Of course there is always the standard write-in vote for Mickey Mouse.
xandram, Oct 10 2013

       I'm sure I mentioned Mount Apathy, slightly west of Budapest...you could do the party conventions there...nb finally back on the net, in some hick town in Japan.
not_morrison_rm, Oct 10 2013

       [title change, skewering most of the annos]
FlyingToaster, Oct 12 2013

       21 Quest:   

       [] ...   

       [] Anarchy (No to all votes)   

       [] Chaos ( Votes based on flipped coin )   

       [] Apathy (Yes to all votes)
mofosyne, Oct 13 2013

       How about a sort of disproportional representation, whereby ticking the appropriate box ensures that your vote will go to whoever is second or third in the ballot?
MaxwellBuchanan, Oct 13 2013

       nice idea
pashute, Sep 14 2014

       Inspired by the recent "Boaty McBoatface for President" campaign, I'd like to append the option of having the empty seat filled by works of art or random flotsam and jetsam.   

       This allows easy differentiation in Parliament of people who aren't there because they weren't voted in, and people who aren't there because they're too lazy to show up for work.   

       Or simply pick up a homeless person from the constituency, and have them participate in return for a shower and a free lunch.
FlyingToaster, May 18 2016


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