Thursday, 5 May 2011

Tactical Voting

Everywhere you look today be it social media or GASP, talking to "real" people, the topic on everyones lips is


(as well as mothers everywhere weeping at the fact the schools are shut once again to be used as polling stations, seriously can't a mother catch a break here?)

Now, I have to admit I am as confused as hell over AV, and please don't try to explain it to me again as everytime someone does I lose a few more brain cells and trust me, I'm pretty much running on empty at the moment anyway.

But what saddens me is the people who because they are so confused they have decided they are not going to vote.

Suffragettes everywhere are spinning in their grave.

It wasn't that long ago women couldn't vote and thanks to the hard work of the Suffragettes women of today don't even have to THINK about it as a privilege to vote, it is just normality. Which is how it should be.

BUT, let's not waste it.

So you don't know whether to vote YES or No for AV?

Neither do I yet,

But I didn't know what trainers to buy when I started running, So I did my homework and researched it.

Blackberry or Iphone?

I researched it.

Greggs or Percy Ingles

I researched it (thoroughly)

I WILL vote.

Will you?

Let me know

Big Fashionista


  1. Love the fact that you took the time to write about voting today. It IS so important and you're right, a vote is a precious thing for which people fought hard. Though I have a preference on the outcome myself (I voted YES) I just want people to vote! As you said, it's worth doing a little research. If you're still confused trust your instincts on the matter! Happy voting!

  2. Georgiegirl19855 May 2011 at 12:56

    Hear hear!! Shame on ANYBODY who has the right to vote but doesn't exercise it.

  3. i agree with you I already voted :) and i feel proud and privilleged to be allowed to vote and not be restricted due to my gender or my freedom

    it really annoys me when people dont vote and then think they have the right to complain ... dont complain if you dont vote

    People die in other countries because they do not have freedom to vote or they choose the wrong person and make a stand

    However if people were not given a choice those same non voters I am sure would be complaining about not having a say

    haha i feel better now that i have gotten that off my chest :):D

  4. Yup, I've been. The polling station was at the library which was very odd - it's never been there before, plus the library part was shut and I couldn't get any books out, grr!

    I see it as my duty to vote, not just as a woman, but as a citizen in a democracy.

  5. I totally agree that we should vote as so many fought and died to give us that right. As for the AV I had it explained to me, still confused but its very similar but not just as fair as the scottish parliament voting system (which we are also voting for, along with the welsh and northern irish).

    I'm a little ashamed to admit I haven't voted yet as I forgot when I left for work and I'm now hoping this bus gets me to the polling station on time! 3 ballot papers here I come!


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