The Above and Beyond party that represents apathetic voters wants to issue a “none of the above” option on the ballot paper, in order to make people feel like they have a genuine choice in the polling booth.
With only five candidates standing in today’s election, Tammy Rendle spoke on Daily Sunday Politics and argued that the party’s overall policy is to issue this option on the ballot paper.
Rendle said: “It’s a fundamental right if you’re asked a question it needs to be fair, so we need to have the right to say yes and no. So essentially none of the above gives people the option to say no.”
Established in 2015, the party was founded on the belief that people are turned off politics because they are constantly forced to pick between parties that they do not like.
“Spoiling your ballot paper gets counted as a non-vote, and none of the above would allow us to quantify what a protest or opposition vote would be,” said Rendle.