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#1 71Cath

Posted 11 April 2019 - 09:11 AM

May 18.

Let the mud slinging begin...

Edited by JustBeige, 13 April 2019 - 02:36 PM.
Title edit to add: Federal Election


#2 c.sanders

Posted 11 April 2019 - 09:13 AM

Yay!

#3 seayork2002

Posted 11 April 2019 - 09:13 AM

I have already contacted our school committee about our sausage sizzle! (to offer to help that is)

always my first thought with elections!

#4 c.sanders

Posted 11 April 2019 - 09:14 AM

Wong FTW

#5 4kids mostlysane

Posted 11 April 2019 - 09:26 AM

View Postseayork2002, on 11 April 2019 - 09:13 AM, said:

I have already contacted our school committee about our sausage sizzle! (to offer to help that is)

always my first thought with elections!

That was my thought while on the bus on the way to work this morning!

#6 Beancat

Posted 11 April 2019 - 09:31 AM

Oh jeeeeeez, more of Clive's adds and now the others will join him

Can I move to another country for 5 weeks?

#7 seayork2002

Posted 11 April 2019 - 09:33 AM

View PostBeancat, on 11 April 2019 - 09:31 AM, said:

Oh jeeeeeez, more of Clive's adds and now the others will join him

Can I move to another country for 5 weeks?

Britain?


:smile:

Edited by seayork2002, 11 April 2019 - 09:33 AM.


#8 born.a.girl

Posted 11 April 2019 - 10:16 AM

Dang, on two counts.


One is that for the first time in my life I signed up to work for the AEC, and was really looking forward to it, and will now be overseas.

Second is that where I will be, on that weekend, is somewhere without internet.

#9 mayahlb

Posted 11 April 2019 - 10:36 AM

Yah I get to watch annoying ads for the next 5 weeks and then vote the day after my birthday.

Please god let the liberal party be booted. (I live in a solid liberal seat that covers 2/3 of the state of WA lol)

#10 lozoodle

Posted 11 April 2019 - 11:15 AM

I'll be overseas! Can't say I'm too upset to miss having pamphlets constantly shoved in my face.

#11 BornToLove

Posted 11 April 2019 - 12:38 PM

View PostBeancat, on 11 April 2019 - 09:31 AM, said:

Oh jeeeeeez, more of Clive's adds and now the others will join him

Can I move to another country for 5 weeks?

You need to look at it more optimistically - only 5 more weeks of Clive’s ads. Sure it will get worse before it gets better, but there is an end in sight. Only 55 hundred million more ads to endure 🤪

#12 Feral Grey Mare

Posted 11 April 2019 - 03:03 PM

What a shame. I am going overseas next week and will be back just before the election.

We are in a Labour seat, held by a great local member with a margin of around 5%. Her father was our state MP for a long time so she had a good understanding of political life but also had a "real" job as a pharmacist for many years. Not considered safe but we used to be the most marginal seat in the country at one time.

#13 melbun

Posted 11 April 2019 - 03:30 PM

I live in Kooyong.  I can't WAIT to cast my vote.

#14 Chchgirl

Posted 11 April 2019 - 03:32 PM

View PostBeancat, on 11 April 2019 - 09:31 AM, said:

Oh jeeeeeez, more of Clive's adds and now the others will join him

Can I move to another country for 5 weeks?

I missed out by four months! Oh well, at least I have the opportunity to have my say and my sausage sizzle before I leave!

#15 WTFancie shmancie

Posted 11 April 2019 - 04:03 PM

View Postborn.a.girl, on 11 April 2019 - 10:16 AM, said:

Dang, on two counts.


One is that for the first time in my life I signed up to work for the AEC, and was really looking forward to it, and will now be overseas.

Second is that where I will be, on that weekend, is somewhere without internet.

Will you have phone service?

Am happy to call or text you the results.

#16 Catzilla

Posted 11 April 2019 - 04:03 PM

Yay!  Democracy sausage time.  Need to get around to asking my church pastor for permission to set up a cake stall on the day; and then decide what I want to prepare for it (thinking at the moment of cupcakes, biscuits, slices of brownie, and snack bags of popcorn. No idea how much to charge for anything though; having never done anything like this before).

#17 seayork2002

Posted 11 April 2019 - 04:07 PM

View PostCatzilla, on 11 April 2019 - 04:03 PM, said:

Yay!  Democracy sausage time.  Need to get around to asking my church pastor for permission to set up a cake stall on the day; and then decide what I want to prepare for it (thinking at the moment of cupcakes, biscuits, slices of brownie, and snack bags of popcorn. No idea how much to charge for anything though; having never done anything like this before).

We had a cake stall at the last state one - the individual more simple cakes/slices/biscuits went better than the nice fancy ones (seems to be a pattern)

My lolly bags went down well with the kids but not the parents as much - most were bought by the kids of the helpers!

#18 WTF*A*Lot

Posted 11 April 2019 - 04:09 PM

No pamphlets or shoving when you vote online.

#19 Catzilla

Posted 11 April 2019 - 04:14 PM

View Postseayork2002, on 11 April 2019 - 04:07 PM, said:

We had a cake stall at the last state one - the individual more simple cakes/slices/biscuits went better than the nice fancy ones (seems to be a pattern)

My lolly bags went down well with the kids but not the parents as much - most were bought by the kids of the helpers!

I thought the popcorn snack packs could go down well, watching the results trickle through that night. :p

#20 seayork2002

Posted 11 April 2019 - 04:16 PM

View PostCatzilla, on 11 April 2019 - 04:14 PM, said:

I thought the popcorn snack packs could go down well, watching the results trickle through that night. :p

Actually we only sold them once a at the last federal one (I think it was)  they went in an hour, and there were heaps!

#21 Catzilla

Posted 11 April 2019 - 04:16 PM

I like to go and vote early, before all the HTV hander-outers have turned up and set up their paraphernalia.

#22 seayork2002

Posted 11 April 2019 - 04:24 PM

View PostCatzilla, on 11 April 2019 - 04:16 PM, said:

I like to go and vote early, before all the HTV hander-outers have turned up and set up their paraphernalia.

I thought I was on the 8am shift (at the state election) but it was the 7am one as DS and I bleary walked to help at the school I realised there are no brochure people yet

I am getting there that time next time regardless!

#23 Pooks Combusted

Posted 11 April 2019 - 04:26 PM

I think I can speak on behalf of most of the country when I say I wish we could fast forward to election night.

#24 Kreme

Posted 11 April 2019 - 04:40 PM

I’ve already made to my mind and I’m tuning out as much as possible until election night, when we will have a party and hopefully toast Scomo’s demise as PM. If Tony and Dutton also get booted from their seats that would be icing on the cake.

#25 Lunafreya

Posted 11 April 2019 - 04:58 PM

Here we go. I’ll be working. Won’t get to watch it as I’ll be counting ballots.




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