With no election addresse delivered as yet for South Wales, I have resorted to checking the candidates websites. None of which have inspired me and certainly not to someone the candidates would probably consider to be a wishy washy liberal.
So what are my options?
- Vote for the best :(as I see it) of the group of f six pretty hard to sort out and even with two votes I doubt I can find one candidate who I can endorse.as second choice let alone first. And of course you have to vote for a first choice before a second choice although you can abstain from the latter.
- Spoil my ballot paper :. In a previous post I suggested tongue in cheek that I could write in the name of James Gordon from the Batman comics.Would a large number of spoiled ballot papers which are clearly meant to show our displeasure rather than confusion with the electoral system have any effect and be reported on?
- Not vote: Would being part of the estimated 80% who could not be bothered to vote in this farce be a clearer indication of what I think of these elections?
Since I believe you should always vote if possible . I will be writing in the name of James Gordon on the ballot paper. A puerile and futile gesture may be but is it better than voting for a candidate ate who I don't really support for a position I don't believe should exist?