I mandate it of you to not vote, if you are part of the large majority that meets these conditions:
- You are uneducated about the issues
- You are unfamiliar with the canidates
- You think party allegiance actually has something to do with the way a public official comports itself
- You do not have an opinion
If you meet those conditions, like most people I know, do not vote</li>.
I myself am abstaining from local elections this year because I do not know the canidates, do not know the region, or the issues that concern citizens in this area, and cannot make the best decision. This includes the state level, I don't even know who's running.
This is my own dumb fault, I didn't even know it was an even numbered year. I read european newspapers, not local ones.
At least I know about world issues though!
My, that didn't sound convincing.