Voting in the General Election…
With reference to the letter from Mr Barwood in Issue 386, and while I do not hold myself out there as a constitutional lawyer, I would like to offer that in not marking six boxes above the line the vote may be classified as ‘informal’ and rejected.
His points on whether one is registered to vote or not are thought provoking in that if anyone is a proud citizen then one should be prepared to contribute to the process. Of course, if you were to attend a polling place to ensure that you were not fined for absence, then why would you not submit a valid vote. Anything else is a waste of opportunity and opportunity in this fair land is what it’s all about, not ducking and diving and whinging about the imposition on your time and abrogation of your right to vote in the accepted manner.
Perth, Western Australia