Qld Election is perhaps one of the most important elections we have faced in a long time.
As usual, the major parties have tried to move the goal posts again by re-defining the electoral boundaries. The revolving door government is now set to expand to 93 seats.
One Nation is fielding at least 60 candidates throughout the state. That means if we elect all 60 candidates to the Queensland Parliament, One Nation will be able to form a majority government and exclude the LIB/LAB Axis of Evil completely. Imagine that!
So here are some tips taken from the Queensland Electoral Commission (ECQ) website:
How to vote
Voting is compulsory in Queensland and a failure to do so may result in a fine. ECQ provides voting assistance to help all Queenslanders have their say at the ballot box.
Casting your ballot before election day is called pre-poll voting. Anyone can vote early – no special reason needed!
Pre-poll locations will be listed on the ECQ website. For larger elections, pre-poll centres may also operate interstate and overseas.
Polling booths are where people cast their votes, and are generally located at schools or community halls. The booths open at 8am and close at 6pm on election day and a list of locations are on the ECQ website.
When you arrive at a polling centre, go to the front desk where polling officials will ask you two questions:
- What is your name?
- What is your address?
After that, you’ll be directed to a booth where you can vote in private. It’s important to read the instructions on the ballot paper before casting your vote.
Place your completed ballot paper in the ballot box as you leave. Polling officials will be available to provide assistance should you have any questions.
If you are registered as a special postal voter, silent elector or you reside in a full postal ballot area – you will be sent your ballot materials in the mail.
If you do not fall under one of these categories, you will need to apply for a postal vote.
The Ballot Paper
The voting card shows all the candidates in your electorate. You must number all the candidates in order of your preference. This means that you control your preferences, not any political party.
So, for example, if you want to vote for One Nation you number that candidate 1, like this:
Then number the other parties in your order of preference. We suggest you put Lib, Lab, Greens last, but that is your choice.