With the government, and others, indicating that your vote has power, and that you MUST vote, another app indicates just how powerful (or otherwise) your vote actually is:

Even without all the debates about the fight for suffrage, voting in an election is a constitutional right, and if you don’t vote, you can’t complain about the policies that are enacted by politicians in your name.

Winchester, 1997

Those of us who were in Winchester in 1997 remember that we were one of the last counts to come in, as the vote had to be scrutinised and recounted as it came down to 2 votes (to the Liberal Democrats). The Conservatives contested, and a re-election for the constituency had to be held… if a few more people had voted, the decision could have been more decisive.

Read the BBC’s summary of Winchester as a constituency, and it’s typical voting profile.

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