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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedV View Post
    There is a reason it is spelt the way it is!
    Okay!!!

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    Default Do you think voting should not be compulsory?

    I understand that one doesn't vote for the person, but I could never, ever vote Liberal while that creep is leader.

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    Default Do you think voting should not be compulsory?

    Quote Originally Posted by Alexander Beetle View Post
    I understand that one doesn't vote for the person, but I could never, ever vote Liberal while that creep is leader.
    I agree. He makes my skin crawl.

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    Default Do you think voting should not be compulsory?

    The Deli Lady won our local election! I wonder how many actually voted for her for her politics or her sandwiches! ( like my BIL did!)

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    You may not officially vote for the leader, and instead just someone in their party, but the more people of either LNP or ALP who win their seat, means that the leader of their party will be PM... so you kind of have to consider that when voting. Your member might be awesome, but if voting for them means risking having The Mad Monk as leader, is it worth it? Not for me it isn't!

    (I was actually very excited in 2007 when I voted in the federal election as Kevin Rudd was actually who appeared on my ballot...).

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    Yes, voting should be compulsory. Alot of people donkey vote, but there are alot of people who actually do end up voting properly if they're forced to go and vote that wouldn't vote if it wasn't compulsory.

    Who cares what their reasons are? Whether you think they're valid or not isn't really an issue.

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    Default Do you think voting should not be compulsory?

    Quote Originally Posted by Alexander Beetle View Post
    I understand that one doesn't vote for the person, but I could never, ever vote Liberal while that creep is leader.
    ^^ this. We will honesty look into jobs overseas if he gets into power.

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    Unsure but I do think the voting age should be 21 not 18. Think people need to live and learn before they can vote and at 18 they haven't yet had the opportunity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlissedOut View Post
    I think if I were to have a pet peeve over it, it would be that the party chose an Americanized spelling.
    My understanding is that when the "or" spelling was decided they weren't sure which way the general spelling was going to follow - US or English so took a bet on US which proved wrong. Funny story - my parents used to have a printing business many years ago. The local ALP needed some printing so my mother did all the type-setting for this job (this is pre-computer). My mother being a bit of a spelling and grammar nazi spelt "Labor Party" with a "u". It all got signed off and was printed before anyone even noticed.

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    Default Re: Do you think voting should not be compulsory?

    My personal view is that if you don't vote, and vote correctly (is. Not donkey voting) then you have no right to bit ch about the government we end up with, because you gave up that right.

    I whole heartedly agree with compulsory voting.

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