• Derek

Postal Vote- 2022 Australian Federal Election

psotalvoteFirst and foremost, no matter how you’re planning to vote, make sure you do vote, and make your vote count by doing a properly! In Australia, voting in an election is compulsory, and it’s incredibly important for every eligible citizen to exercise their right to vote. Especially during this unprecedented time, when the world has turned upside down, and political decisions mean more than they ever have before.


The most common way to vote is to show up at your local polling booth on the day of the election, but if there is a reason why you can’t make it on the day, you can vote early via a postal vote. It still shocks me that, in 2022, we can’t vote online. I’m sure it’s a big logistical task, having to make sure that everything works smoothly, and that most importantly, the system cannot be hacked, but people make multi-million dollar transactions on the internet everyday. With confidence.

Anyways, I applied for a postal vote online, and received the paperwork a few days later. Filling in the forms (ie. ballot papers) in front of a witness, was pretty straight forward, and if you follow all the instructions, and get the ballot paper back to the polling office in time, your vote will count. In fact it’s so simple that, even if it weren’t for the fact that I might not be able to physically get to a local polling booth on Election Day, I could be tempted to forever vote postal. It’s more convenient, time-saving, and it also means I don’t have to get harassed by party supporters trying to hand me pamphlets (which I won’t read), or get Covid from all the non-mask wearing people who will be there.


Have a great week.

Speak again soon,

D

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