Thursday, June 4, 2009

Elections cartoon: Don't forget to vote


"Something tells me they're expecting a low voter turnout."

Here's a local paper cartoon on today's Euro and council elections. Like many people who are more than a bit disillusioned with politics, I'll be going along to vote out of a sense of duty to the process itself, rather than dedication to any particular candidate or party.

This is nothing to do with the recent MPs' expenses scandal, by the way, I was disillusioned way before that! I do know I won't be transferring my vote to the British National Party, and I find it bizarre that anyone would vote in such a way to "punish" the main parties over expenses. Maybe I should spoil my ballot paper by drawing a cartoon on it. It might at least cheer up one of the people who have the thankless task of counting all the votes.

Royston's portfolio website

2 comments:

  1. Like it! Nicely rendered phone box too :)

    Here's an old strip of mine dealing with cramped voting space: http://www.timharries.co.uk/page_strip_voting.htm

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  2. Thanks, Tim.

    The last panel of that strip reminds me of a gag I did when there was some controversy over postal voting in 2005: http://bit.ly/cJofa

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