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humanodon  ·  2629 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Eat Your Ballot

I feel like a more powerful message would be to write something on the ballot, like "no vote" or something to express no-confidence in the available candidates (if that is the case). I really think that a lot of people feel like they have to choose one of the candidates when they are in the voting booth, as it is heavily implied. Voting is a freedom and a civic duty and making one's dissatisfaction known so that it may be accounted for is something that I think is something that is necessary.

Destroying a ballot destroys feedback and while it might be pleasurable or fun for some, it strikes me as passive aggressive when assertive action is warranted.