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pawelk1986
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17 Apr 2015, 1:37 am

Here in Poland people are becoming more and more disgusted with our Polish political scene, some deliberately give invalid votes, and some do malicious annotations on the ballot, for example. "Polish politicians are sell out pigs" and there are also those which I do not quote because they are vulgar. Some postulate introduction to the Polish electoral system the "none of the above". Apparently it works in many other countries.



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23 Apr 2015, 10:33 am

I would vote if we had such a ballot option here in the US.


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24 Apr 2015, 5:16 am

You can, in Holland, "none of the above" is valid, but no such option is spelled out.
What you do to vote as such is hand in an empty ballot. it'll be counted in the total, but no vote is distributed; if enough people vote "blank", political seats will start being unfilled, as noone will have enough votes to fill them; # of votes needed for a seat is dependent on amount of ballots handed in, not the actual votes given. 1 seat is, for example 0.7% of all votes, and 1% of people vote blank, one seat will be empty.



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24 Apr 2015, 3:55 pm

RhodyStruggle wrote:
I would vote if we had such a ballot option here in the US.


Seconded.


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25 Apr 2015, 12:07 pm

AnonymousAnonymous wrote:
RhodyStruggle wrote:
I would vote if we had such a ballot option here in the US.


Seconded.



Somewhere I read that such electoral system operates in some states in the US at local elections



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29 Apr 2015, 1:42 pm

pawelk1986 wrote:
AnonymousAnonymous wrote:
RhodyStruggle wrote:
I would vote if we had such a ballot option here in the US.


Seconded.



Somewhere I read that such electoral system operates in some states in the US at local elections


Nevada has a "none of these candidates" option but it is non-binding. If "None of these candidates" gets the most votes, the candidate with the second-most votes still wins.


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