I’m very apathetic about politics most of the time, but I get very focused around election time. I think everyone should vote, especially now we have wonderful new election rules where you don’t have to tick ALL the boxes on some voting papers.
I do hear some people say they think their vote is pointless, they get confused and so on. So today’s #blogjune is my list of useful suggestions for preparing to vote:
If you are not free on 2nd July – you can go to an early voting Centre or apply online for a postal vote at www.aec.gov.au/pva (note you need to do this before Wed 29 June)
Find out where to vote:
An early vote does mean you will be missing out on supporting the great Australian tradition of a sausage sizzle. Usually more flavorful than Bunnings you can ensure your vote is food accompanied by visiting
the Snagvotes map
or the Google election map
or tweeting @auspolling from a smart phone with your location services on.
For more detail read this
Can’t remember your electorate:
Check the Google election site
or the AEC can tell you
Don’t understand all the parties:
– find out from AEC who your candidates are
– check their websites
– try Cate’s explanations on her blog
– or this summary
I don’t want to vote for some of them:
Well you do have to number every box on the green House of Representatives form BUT for the white Senate voting form you only have to number 1-6 above the line or 1-12 below the line.
That’s right: you can now leave some people UN voted for! You can honestly say they didn’t get your vote.
More information available online at http://www.aec.gov.au/Voting/How_to_Vote/Voting_Senate.htm
Happy Voting everyone 👍