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    Perhaps we need to start a *Mums campaigning to engage voters* so that every vote that is cast in this election counts (even if it is a protest, that is fine) - lets eliminate polling day apathy and confusion - Thank you Nancy Blackett.

    Let's face it, we are all busy, and the amount of people that b!tch and moan about having to vote, you may as well make the trip worthwhile.

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    Yes, I do know how to vote!

    Last federal election, I went to my local public school to do an absent vote. I was still enrolled at my mum and dad's house. There was a young guy doing absent votes. He looked at my licence and told me that because my current address was on my licence, I had to vote in that electorate. I told him that I had to vote where I was on the electoral role, he told me that I was wrong, so I did what he said, even though I knew deep down I was right. Anyway, I got a letter from the electoral office saying my House of Representatives vote didn't count because I voted in the wrong electorate I was so annoyed! I called the aec and complained, but too late.

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    Oh absolutely SPG. Make your trip to the ballot box count.

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    BigRed I had a very similar thing happen to me at the last election. I was FURIOUS!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NancyBlackett View Post
    BigRed I had a very similar thing happen to me at the last election. I was FURIOUS!
    I think I even started a thread about it, lol, I was so annoyed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by misho View Post
    This I didn't know. Thanks!
    I should clarify that when I say this I am using 'donkey vote' in the strict sense. I'm not referring to informal votes.

    Informal votes don't count. Period.

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    Thanks for the timely bump! Here's another website to play with:

    http://www.abc.net.au/votecompass/

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    Bump! Does everyone know HOW to make their vote count??

    I don't meant WHO to vote for. Just HOW.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tainted View Post
    Of course! Surely if people have made it to 18 years of age they should be able capable of reading the instructions on the ballot paper?
    These are the same people who have made it necessary for companies to put warnings on packets of nuts that warn: MAY CONTAIN TRACES OF NUTS.

    We are all guilty of overestimating the intelligence of our peers.

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    OT but I just considered un friending someone because of their public support for the liberal party- not because she supports them but because supporting them will actually be to her detriment. Sigh. Bad friend, right?


 

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