If you're going to the ultra-long, you'd need to vote early anyway (unless you did it in Canberra early on the Saturday morning on the way out).
Note to any other NOL/NSW Champs runners: you can normally only vote absentee on the day in your home state (except at the district electoral office, which for Wyangala is probably in Wagga), so unless you're from NSW you need to vote ahead of time.
Pretty difficult to decide the last few numbers in the ACT Senate. Probably the Fraser Anning party “CNP” but you also have the Fred Nile candidate (“CDP”). Other possibles are Sustainable Australia (limit Australia’s population) the ex-Liberal Kent and Houston (forget parties, govern by plebiscite). The solar guy (Pesec) is interesting but my favourite independent is Cowton (former North Melbourne VFL player).
Yep it was because of the NOL that I went to vote early, but it struck me that anyone can do it really. I think I only needed to vote 1-12 for the Senate, and there were 16 (?) boxes, so I didn't have to decide between the final few loonies.
Over 100 senate candidates in NSW if you go below the line, 30 odd if you go for the easier option and go above the line! How can anyone make an informed decision on polling date, glad I went for a postal vote and had a chance to research some of the nutters.
WA only has 67 to choose from!
One of the most fun parts about the Australian electoral system is deciding who to put last. Apparently there were people who filled out all 346 squares on the NSW upper house paper just to put a 346 next to Mark Latham's name.
And yet he still was elected.
Is he still One Nation or has he quit yet ?
He was only sworn in yesterday so maybe give it a day or two.
Spare a thought for the voters of Queensland, who need to decide which of four potential contenders for the last Senate seat is the least objectionable - Clive Palmer, Fraser Anning, Malcolm Roberts of One Nation, and the number 3 LNP guy who thinks that childcare is a communist conspiracy (or something like that). With that set of options I'd probably go with Clive.
We get Rod Culleton who was kicked out of the last parliament as a Bankrupt, and has now created his own party Great Australia Party, seems he can't find any candidates in Tassie but he has the rest of the country covered!
The AEC has referred his current bid to the AFP but I don't think that will make the High Court