South African Municipal Elections: 18th May 2011 If you don't vote you vote for the winner. Why? Assume 10 people are eligible to vote: * 4 vote for party A * 3 vote for party B * 3 don't vote If any of the 3 people who didn't vote had voted for party B, there would either have been a draw or party B could have one. Therefore by not voting, the 3 people who didn't vote automatically voted for the winner. Note that with 4 people voting for party A, party A gets 4/7 of the vote, ie 57% of the vote, not 40% of the vote as one might expect. So please vote today and in every future election. Have your say. Be heard. And in future, when you have a grievance, address it to the party you voted for. Otherwise you don't have a say and you aren't involved.