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    Yep I do know how.

    It shocks me so much when people I know say they did a 'donkey vote' because they don't know who to vote for, and they don't want to vote for the mob who is currently in. Edit - I mean donkey vote not by numbering but by scribbling on the paper or putting a tick or 1 against everyone!

    Derr, a donkey vote counts towards the side that's already in power!
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    Now if we could only teach people to care about casting their vote and doing so in a deliberate and considered way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FiveInTheBed View Post
    Do I know how to vote?

    YEp! ...not for Tony Abbott

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    But yes - it really surprises me how many people don't 'get' how voting works [this lead to a bit of a family *ahem* 'drama' a few years ago - with my BIL telling me if you 'donkey voted' or scribbled a 'f*** you' on the ballot paper - either way ..your vote would go to the person already in leadership at that time.
    ...W...T...F!!? I don't understand how an almost 40 year old man could think that is what would happen!]

    Also 'donkey voting' is numbering your ballot paper from 1,2,3,4 etc down the page - and these votes actually get counted - an 'informal vote' is a blank piece of paper,, smiley face or a 'F** you' depending on your personality
    these do not count as a vote for anyone.
    So so agree!

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    Quote Originally Posted by misho View Post
    Yep I do know how.

    It shocks me so much when people I know say they did a 'donkey vote' because they don't know who to vote for, and they don't want to vote for the mob who is currently in. Edit - I mean donkey vote not by numbering but by scribbling on the paper or putting a tick or 1 against everyone!

    Derr, a donkey vote counts towards the side that's already in power!
    A donkey vote ONLY counts as a vote for the incumbent IF the incumbent happens to get the top spot on the ballot paper. It's a random draw.

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    You can have a smiley face or an FU on a ballot - as long as you have numbered the boxes sequentially your vote is formal. Artistic or written additions to a ballot paper don't in themselves automatically render a ballot informal. Signing your name (or another identifying mark) on a ballot will render the ballot informal. Altering the names of candidates might cause the ballot to be declared informal in some instances.

    During a count, it's the formality of the boxes that are scrutinised. Any other written/drawn rubbish on the ballot is generally ignored unless it is a specific instance of informality such as voter identification.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misho View Post
    Yep I do know how.

    It shocks me so much when people I know say they did a 'donkey vote' because they don't know who to vote for, and they don't want to vote for the mob who is currently in. Edit - I mean donkey vote not by numbering but by scribbling on the paper or putting a tick or 1 against everyone!

    Derr, a donkey vote counts towards the side that's already in power!
    Scribbling = an 'informal vote'

    think lotsof people now use the term 'donkey vote' when they 'can't be assed'
    [excuse the pun]

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    Quote Originally Posted by kalgirl View Post
    You can have a smiley face or an FU on a ballot - as long as you have numbered the boxes sequentially your vote is formal. Artistic or written additions to a ballot paper don't in themselves automatically render a ballot informal. Signing your name (or another identifying mark) on a ballot will render the ballot informal. Altering the names of candidates might cause the ballot to be declared informal in some instances.

    During a count, it's the formality of the boxes that are scrutinised. Any other written/drawn rubbish on the ballot is generally ignored unless it is a specific instance of informality such as voter identification.
    Yes!

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    Can it maybe be made sticky?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NancyBlackett View Post
    A donkey vote ONLY counts as a vote for the incumbent IF the incumbent happens to get the top spot on the ballot paper. It's a random draw.
    This I didn't know. Thanks!


 

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