Archive for 24th March 2007

NSW State Election — Tough Choice Indeed

Another election down! I just got back from my local primary school, it being the polling place closest to me. (I’m in the Hornsby electorate.) Let me make a few observations about things that piss me off:

  • I saw a number of young people who appeared to have no clue what they were doing. They picked up a number of how to vote cards and were apparently deciding between them at random. Go the apathetic youth of today!
  • I saw a mother carefully instruct her daughter how to vote exactly as she was going to herself. Didn’t mum ever teach you to think independently?
  • The electoral official who gave me my ballot paper gave me an incorrect answer when I asked about the optional placement of preferences. (She failed to tell me that I need to number at least 15 candidates if I decide to vote below the line on the Legislative Council paper.)

The actual choice we faced today pissed me off as well, of course. Return Morris Iemma’s gang and face another term of gross incompetence in the management of NSW infrastructure? Or vote in Peter Debnam and face the prospect of an even worse future? Vote for the Greens in protest even though their policy (or lack thereof) for so many things I find astounding?

I’m not really going to tell you how I voted, except to say you can rest assured I ultimately gave my preferences to Labor before Liberal for both the Legislative Council and Legislative Assembly. And I still put Liberal ahead of lunatics like the Christian Democratic Party and Australians Against Further Immigration.

Some of you are well aware of my tendency to hang on to the remnants of a certain dead party anyway (they didn’t even have anyone where I was today to hand out how to vote cards).

How depressing. :cry:

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