We voted early yesterday. We caught the tram a few stops to High Street and
trudged up the steep hill strolled 100 metres up a gentle slope to our nearest polling station at the Deaf School. The voting venue is an old chapel. As I realised where it was, I thought I hope it is not still a church and and that it has been desecrated. Of course I meant deconsecrated. No thunder and lighting as I entered so I guess it had been.
The voting process was quite simple with a check of our names, dates of birth and home address. We were also asked if the reason for pre polling was a valid reason. Of course it was. My rehearsed answer was a fear of Covid in crowded places. I am not sure if R had a reply rehearsed but neither of us was asked for a reason. Apparently already six million voters have some reason why they can't vote on voting day. It is a silly rule, widely ignored and should be dropped.
All parties offered us how to vote cards, which I ignored. I knew who I would vote for and give my preferences to. Better the Animal Justice Party than Pauline Hanson's One Nation Party or Clive Palmer's United Australia Party. More on him in my next and last Vote often post.
Our local Labor member was keeping company with the Greens candidate. They are both of a similar age and are attractive people. My mind went to where it should not have, my excuse being that in politics liaisons have happened so often.
So, our democratic duty is done and I look forward to election night when we know who will govern Australia for the next three years. The strong independent candidates will make it an interesting night.