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    Peronally I'd like to stick roughly to the original topic which is about "early voting". If too much politics creeps in the mods will shut it down.

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    I think early voting is terrific. Why the majors leave their campaign "launch" three weeks after the circus starts, goodness only knows. OK so I miss out on a sausage but I can always get one at Bunnies. BTW I did have a valid reason to pre-poll.

    I suspect the result is going to be closer than the media seem to think.

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    I voted yesterday. The voting place was in an otherwise vacant shop so the leaflet "hander outers" had to stand near the gutter and it was possible to avoid them and take only the one of interest. Way to go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Glider View Post
    I think early voting is terrific. Why the majors leave their campaign "launch" three weeks after the circus starts, goodness only knows. OK so I miss out on a sausage but I can always get one at Bunnies. BTW I did have a valid reason to pre-poll.

    I suspect the result is going to be closer than the media seem to think.

    mick
    Oh that's easy, the rules change once your elections campaign has officially started. The parties have to pay for more stuff themselves. From memory they can book travel to the taxpayer until the official launch and probably things like flyers and advertising come out of our pockets not theirs. I can't remember the details but no doubt someone will find an online reference...
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    How to find your democracy sausage
    https://democracysausage.org

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobL View Post
    ... nothing that WA does electorally influences the election outcome anyway - so we might as well not vote.
    Not according to last night's "the Drum"
    up to 5 WA seats are in play at this election -- that's almost 1/3 of all WA seats. Unless the "we've had a gut full" delivers a resounding victory to one party, then WA could well determine the outcome of the election.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ian View Post
    Not according to last night's "the Drum"
    up to 5 WA seats are in play at this election -- that's almost 1/3 of all WA seats. Unless the "we've had a gut full" delivers a resounding victory to one party, then WA could well determine the outcome of the election.
    Yeah I saw that and other similar claims. My reading of the tea leaves is that if anything the most likely scenario in WA will be some seat swapping.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobL View Post
    How to find your democracy sausage
    https://democracysausage.org
    Good to see we are putting resources into what really matters.
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    UWent and voted this morning. About 20 others had the same idea
    The scrutineer signed me off on a computer which only took seconds the find me and verified I hadnít voted before. I asked him was this new and he said computers are only used on pre polling - on Election day they go back to the paper based method
    How archaic is that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lappa View Post
    Went and voted this morning. About 20 others had the same idea
    The scrutineer signed me off on a computer which only took seconds the find me and verified I hadnít voted before. I asked him was this new and he said computers are only used on pre poling - on Election day they go back to the paper based method
    How archaic is that?
    I agree - poor use of technology but given the way the census went I don't blame them.
    I bet Hauwei could do it

    They still cross check later if you have voted twice
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    Mr Diak said there was no evidence of organised multiple voting in Australia, but the AEC checks and compares voter lists at the end of every election."We compare all of the voter lists at the conclusion of the election and we identify any non-voters or any other apparent dual marks where a person may have voted twice," he said.
    If someone is suspected of voting more than once, they'll be contacted by the AEC and asked to explain.
    If there's evidence they did so intentionally, the matter will be referred to the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and they could face a hefty fine or imprisonment.
    In 2013, around 7,700 cases of suspected multiple voting were referred to the AFP, but no-one was prosecuted

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    Wife & I did pre poll voting last week as we will be interstate on Election day and it was so much quicker than lining up on the day. As for the How to Vote cards....I reject all of them and as they try to pass me a leaflet, I politely say "Thank you but I'm 60 yo next week..this is not my first rodeo and I know how to fill out a ballot paper by now"

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    Voted early - way to go....

    ....early on the day, that is

    Pulled up at 7:59, parked right at the gate, and there was only one blowfly there! She was a Bluebottle so maybe that shows extra commitment, or perhaps desperation?

    Using the ABC news site yesterday I was able to write down my voting preferences and take it with me. There might have been 15 people before me, so after perhaps 2 minutes in the Q I had my forms, and because I had worked out what I wanted to do I only had to stand at the cardboard desk for about a minute (most of which was wrestling the Senate form into submission).

    So out for a B&E roll in record time, and bugger me they weren't ready yet! Had to go and buy some milk and return - running the blowfly brigade again - and got my B&E which was truly excellent.

    I noted that by then (8:40) there was no Q at all to vote, but the Greenbottles and Red Weevils had arrived - musta bin the smell of bacon. Very pleasing to see that there were no Giant Yellow Robber Flies there (can't believe how appropriate that name is...except they have a slender abdomen), nor any Flame Skimmer Orange Dragonflies (another singularly appropriate name) and no other parasitic Wasps.

    Maybe the lack of Qs is a function of so many people pre-polling this time, but I sure hope all those early votes don't slow down Antony Green tonight.


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    Our family legend has it that on voting day Grand Father would wait until 2 minutes before closing to register his "deciding vote" so the right party would be "in"
    Just do it!

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