The turnout in the last elections to the Polish parliament amounted to 48.92%. This means that more than half of eligible voters did not enjoy this right. Why?
Each of you has in surroundings people who did not go to vote. If you do not know it ask them why not enjoy his freedom. Why not enjoy this proud privilege to choose the people who will govern them. In response you will hear that they did not go to vote because they do not know to whom. They do not believe any political party, any candidate.
This is easier to understand if you repaint the situation and imagine that compete in elections: a thief, crook and gangster. Would you like to see among the team a decent man..but in this fable unfortunately he is absent. You can not vote for him because there is no such option. Thus, for which one you vote?
If ever you decide to go vote, then the only thing you have left is guided by the principle of choosing the lesser evil. Perhaps you select a cheater because you think it might be for you better than the thief. Many people, however, do not go to vote at all. Some go and protest (which no one will notice) gives invalid votes.
Polish electoral law is constructed so that in the elections to the parliament voter turnout does not matter. 99.9% can not go to vote. Members choose themselves and will decide the fate of those who did not go to vote.
How does it work in this case the choice of the lesser evil? Some people go to vote for the representative of the party A, just to have not won a representative of the party B. Sometimes the whole election campaign the party A is built on a reluctance to party B. Party A campaign puts it bluntly: - vote for us because if we lose it win B, which as you know is much worse than we are.
And what can you do in this situation as a voter, who does not like neither A nor B? You have 3 options. The first way - you vote for A or B. The possibility of a second - not voting for (or give invalid vote). Option Three - you vote on C (but also you do not like).
Probably many times have you heard / out sentence like: 'if party B wins the election I'm going away from this country.' What does this really mean? This means that the speaker of this sentence is concerned tha B wins. Key victory for him in the election is not who will win. The bottom line is who absolutely should not win. What can you do now if you know that B absolutely should not win ? You can make only one thing - vote for party A. And you vote for A, not because you want to govern you. You vote for them just to not allow party B ruled you.
The proposal to change the situation.
You have as a citizen the right to vote. One vote. But now it must be the voice FOR. Unless you do not go to vote.
I suggest amending the electoral code in such a way that every citizen could use its influence not only the FOR, but also AGAINST.
It's a simple, transparent, equitable and truly democratic principle. I as a citizen have the right to one vote. My vote may be +1 (FOR), but can also be -1 (AGAINST). To see who wins the election determines the balance of positive and negative votes.
The election was attended by 3.9 million people eligible to vote.
A representative of the party received 1,000,000 votes FOR and 100,000 votes AGAINST. His balance is thus 900,000 electoral votes. In the same election representative party B got 1,200,000 votes for and 400,000 votes against. His balance is 800,000 electoral votes. A representative of the party wins elections A.
According to the current ordinance only they count the votes FOR. Thus, the party would win the elections B ... yet the party A won A. Who else won the election. Who else will rule the country.
And here there are questions - why no win party B, since up to 400,000 citizens of this country do not want their victories? Why do people have to vote for the party A just to party B did not win?
There are many people, in which resides the negative energy when they think about politics. I am one of them. I do not have a candidate but can easily find someone, about whom I am sure that I do not want to win. I want to have the right to express my opinion in elections. If you do not see anyone among the candidates who support and for whom to vote FOR, I want to have the right to use my vote against someone of whom I know that should not to win.
What will change to introduce such a solution?
Definitely will increase voter turnout. to the elections will go the people who currently do not go because no candidate did not convince them.
Increased voter turnout is greater democracy. More: glosujprzeciw.pl.
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