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Not a hint of burning but all the hissing… voting for Election Day

by ervte

We are only days away from the federal election, but many will have already mailed their vote or attended an early polling booth in their area.

I was one of those. Yes, I’ve sacrificed the obligatory sausage in bread (and that delicious smell of burning) and the camaraderie of the long queues.

However, I did not miss the many flyers handed out to voters outside every polling booth by dedicated party volunteers. That was still my experience this week

Not a hint of burning but all the hissing… voting for Election Day

when I attended the Collingwood Masonic Hall in Melbourne. The street was a sea of ​​color, banners, and people who appeared to be volunteers, all in good spirits and with big smiles.

I grab every flyer, so as I sit in front of my laptop and write this, I have yellow, green, red, blue, orange, aqua, and red and black political pamphlets, all advising me on how to cast my voice.

Melbourne… is the only place on the political map of Australia that is shaded in green.

In the hall, I receive a tiny pencil, the green ballot paper for the House of Representatives, and a white paper the size of a table runner to cast my vote for the Senate.

Melbourne is a unique electorate. It is the only place on the political map of Australia that is shaded in green. Every other electorate is red or blue. This year, eight parties and one independent seek representation in the House of Representatives for the Melbourne seat.

The last time I voted, in the state elections, the Liberal Party didn’t exactly field a candidate in my electorate. However, for the federal seat, everyone seems to want to give it a try.

Clive Palmer’s party offers to increase my pension by $180 every two weeks and give me a Bill of Rights to protect my rights.

The Victorian Socialists want to take Clive Palmer’s money (as well as the other billionaires’ money) and “use it to build a society that works for all of us”.

May I encourage you to research the small parties in particular?

Not so sure about the slogan of Pauline Hanson’s One Nation party: “We dare to say what you think.”

The VVD argues for a clear choice. Strong economy. Stronger future.

The PvdA also keeps the way forward and promises a better future.

I thought I had gotten flyers from all parties, but the Liberal Democrat Party and the Animal Justice Party didn’t seem to have come to the party.

If you haven’t voted yet and are waiting until Saturday, may I encourage you to research the minor parties? The composition of the Senate can have a major impact on the progress of legislation. We are in a privileged position in Australia to elect our political leaders. Your vote counts.

And, of course, the highlight of Election Day is watching the latest lightning-fast technology from ABC’s Antony Green, helping him deliver remarkable insights into the diverse voters nationwide.

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