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SA election tomorrow - voting has changed.


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#1 Lees75

Posted 16 March 2018 - 04:58 PM

It hasn't been all that well publicised, but the way you vote has changed. So please carefully read the "how to vote instructions" before you vote. Voting above the line no longer sees preferences given out - so if you vote for a smaller party, with only a 1 above the line, your vote may be totally wasted. You can vote for more than one party above the line though. If you vote under the line, you don't have to fill them all in, but have to do at least 12.

ETA - this is for the legislative council.

Edited by Lees75, 16 March 2018 - 05:01 PM.


#2 Ice Queen

Posted 16 March 2018 - 05:25 PM

I’ve just had yet another phone call in the evening.  Tonight it was the actual candidate as opposed to some irritating recording but I did vent my annoyance for being disturbed in the evening for the x night running.  I was kinda rude which I now feel bad about because she’s just doing her job and is probably exhausted herself.  

But seriously......5pm on a Friday night.....I’m not about to change my choices now.  And STOP PHONING PEOPLE!!!   What is with that!?!?

#3 Lees75

Posted 16 March 2018 - 05:33 PM

I haven't had one phone call! Maybe they are too scabby to call mobile phones?!

#4 Ice Queen

Posted 16 March 2018 - 05:43 PM

It’s on my mobile!  
I’ve done something dumb recently (given my number to a marketer or something) as I’ve been getting so many junk calls in the past few months on my mobile, it’s so annoying and I have no idea how to stop it.  
My DH has had none.

#5 Lees75

Posted 16 March 2018 - 06:10 PM

Is your mobile number on the Do Not Call register?

#6 just roses

Posted 16 March 2018 - 07:23 PM

I’m a Queenslander and more fascinated by your election than i’ve been by a state election in years. Are you expecting a hung parliament or will Labor be returned?

#7 Lees75

Posted 16 March 2018 - 07:30 PM

I don't know! I'm so scared that Steven Marshall will get in - such a ning nong!

#8 Ice Queen

Posted 16 March 2018 - 07:46 PM

View PostLees75, on 16 March 2018 - 06:10 PM, said:

Is your mobile number on the Do Not Call register?
It is now!

Hmmmmm.....I actually wouldn’t have a clue who’ll win.

#9 *Nasty*Squeekums*

Posted 16 March 2018 - 09:08 PM

Who will win?
The journos, they got fodder for weeks either way

#10 Lees75

Posted 17 March 2018 - 09:50 AM

Just bumping this up so that anyone who usually votes above the line can do their research and make sure their vote counts. :)

#11 Heather11

Posted 17 March 2018 - 10:30 AM

View PostLees75, on 16 March 2018 - 06:10 PM, said:

Is your mobile number on the Do Not Call register?

I didn't think political parties are covered by the DNC register.

Jay left a recorded message on both my mobile and home phone.

#12 amaza

Posted 17 March 2018 - 10:37 AM

Thank you. I'm glad I read this before I voted.

#13 amaza

Posted 17 March 2018 - 10:39 AM

Thank you. I'm glad I read this before I voted.

#14 Lees75

Posted 17 March 2018 - 10:56 AM

View PostHeather11, on 17 March 2018 - 10:30 AM, said:



I didn't think political parties are covered by the DNC register.

Jay left a recorded message on both my mobile and home phone.
I just checked and you are correct.

#15 Expelliarmus

Posted 17 March 2018 - 02:35 PM

I'm terrified Liberal will get in. I think Jay and Labor are doing all right. I don't trust the Liberal party and Nick X has been a real let down.

But I don't *really* know what people at large think. No one has a good idea for Education anyway so part of me is whatevs. The other part of me knows that Labor will be easier to negotiate with when it comes the EBA later this year.

I live in a safe Liberal seat though, and actually don't mind the bloke - he's young and seems on the ball (unlike the Federal twit). Still couldn't bring myself to vote for him ...

#16 Expelliarmus

Posted 17 March 2018 - 08:35 PM

Bugger.

#17 Ice Queen

Posted 17 March 2018 - 08:47 PM

I did have a suspicion the Libs would romp it in.

#18 But seriously

Posted 17 March 2018 - 08:51 PM

Its not really a romp - particularly when you have had one party in for 16 years.

#19 Ice Queen

Posted 17 March 2018 - 09:22 PM

It’s being called at 9pm with a majority win.  
I call it a romp.

Anyway it doesn’t matter if it’s a romp, a walk or a stroll, they’re still going to win.  The outcome is the same.

#20 amaza

Posted 17 March 2018 - 09:32 PM

So unhappy.

#21 Expelliarmus

Posted 17 March 2018 - 09:39 PM

My FB feed ... a study in contradictions ...

At the top, a dude I graduated with has a gif of a man screaming, tagged #auspol

Underneath that a principal I respect in general a blue background with 'A great day for SA' ...

Under that ... the drunk ramblings of a former EBer playing a political drinking game ...

I don't know which way to look ...

#22 Lees75

Posted 17 March 2018 - 11:09 PM

View PostExpelliarmus, on 17 March 2018 - 09:39 PM, said:


Under that ... the drunk ramblings of a former EBer playing a political drinking game ...
I think we have the same FB friend :)

When I headed out to XH’s 40th, Labor was in front. Half way through the night, DS updated me. Noooooo! I think, after 16 years, Labor was done for, no matter what. Off to check the results for my electorate, Enfield. Do we still have John Rau?

#23 Ice Queen

Posted 18 March 2018 - 08:02 AM

I didn’t see anything on John Rau at all actually.  I watched quite a lot of it too.

Leon Bignill is the one I need to look up.  His seat was so close.  My brother deals with him a lot for work and really likes him, says he does a good job so it will be a bit sad if he’s lost his seat.

#24 cira

Posted 18 March 2018 - 09:17 AM

What was the election platform that saw Liberals being elected?

I don't know much about SA politics apart from their leadership in renewable energy initiatives, but I thought Jay Weatherill presented as an intelligent and competent leader.

#25 fr0g

Posted 18 March 2018 - 09:38 AM

View PostLees75, on 17 March 2018 - 11:09 PM, said:


I think we have the same FB friend :)


Snap!! ....and I suspect she’ll not surface today *ouch*




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