Seven hilarious and NSFW ways to spoil your vote

"My left arse cheek" is one of many excellent, totally made-up candidates you could vote for in Thursday's elections.

Russell Brand famously told us all not to vote, then told us to vote Labour after the 2015 deadline for voter registration.

On Thursday some who have registered to vote can choose to submit a spoiled ballot paper. Completing your ballot paper incorrectly makes it a spoiled vote. There are lots of rules for what counts as "incorrect" and it varies from election to election.

There are some who actually encourage voters to spoil their ballots. VoteNone argue that because spoiled ballot papers are officially counted they offer a legitimate form of protest. The campaign group do also encourage people to vote for a candidate but to use spoiling when necessary.

Voting NONE is a positive protest, to say: 'I believe in democracy, but I do not support any of the candidates. I want better politics in the UK'.

Despite their efforts, the number of spoiled ballots is usually quite low, roughly three in every 1,000 votes are disallowed by the returning officer in general elections.

Nevertheless, here are some of the best "creative suggestions" made by we the people:

1. A week is a schlong time in politics

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2. Shaking hands, kissing ballots

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3. Anakin the Lord Vader of Galaxy

4. When you've got time to spoil your ballot paper but too rushed to write the word "of"

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5. Yes Commissioner Cheek, right away

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6. Choose indecision

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7. The in AV doesn't stand for Acrostic

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