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January 21, 2006

How to not vote

BlogTO offers a useful guide on how to not vote in Monday's federal election. Method 3 is probably the most important as it is the one of which most Canadians remain unaware. The Mother of the Flea having been a returning officer, I have known about the option of refusing a ballot and this might be the time I take the Elections Act up on the deal. It is not as if I do not have a speech ready.

To refuse your ballot, go up and register just like you would if you were voting, and then once they give you your ballot: hand it back. They don't get many of these (a handful each election each poll) so expect to be stared at blankly for a moment, but that will subside. When you're handing back your ballot, tell them that you're choosing to refuse your ballot - you can make a grand speech about it if you want, but it doesn't get recorded.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at January 21, 2006 09:03 AM

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