Four videos by NOTA UK on why we need a formal 'None of the Above' (NOTA) option on the ballot paper for all future elections and how to properly implement it.
All too often politicans do not represent voters, but are either forced to or interested in representing their party factions, corporate financial backers, or furthering their own personal ambitions. Voters' needs come far behind those of special interest groups and democracy does not work as it should. We elect politicians who rule voters, not represent them, and we end up with an oligarchy despite having the right to vote.
If you don't vote as you think there is no-one worth voting for, or that they are all the same and there is no point, or you vote for the 'least worst' option, tactically, or choose a 'protest vote', you will be interested in NOTA with formalised consequences.
NOTA with 'teeth' forces politicans to obtain our consent before they can come to office, something that is not required in our current electoral model of 'Lead, follow, or get out of the way'.
NOTA UK has devised a way of making the NOTA option work effectively in practice to ensure that voters are always the primary focus of an elected politician; it will go a long way in cleaning up politics and is an easily implementable reform that corrects a systemic flaw that is undermining the election process. It does so by transferring power away from political parties and politicans and back into the hands of voters.
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