Positive Abstention


Positive Abstention is a voting option for those with no candidate preference

Positive Abstention campaigns for positive abstention votes to be included on ballot papers and in election statistics

In the context of a significant increase in low voter turnouts, “least worst” voting, negative campaigning and tactical voting, Positive Abstention will…

• Promote voter participation in the democratic process
• Publically measure the degree of voter disatisfaction
• Encourage responsiveness to changing public agendas
• Demonstrate the ability of grass roots campaigns to affect national policy