Viva le Separation of Powers,
but keep your eyes on what they do.
You might consider volunteering as a scrutineer at your local election booth in the March State election. You will be there when polls close to keep an eye on what is going on. To ensure that, amongst other things, no votes get “lost”.
I did it one year and naively did not consider this could occur either by accident or design. I was warned by a very old campaigner that these things can happen, “Trust me it can happen” I was told.
How do you lose 1370 votes? How do they get misplaced?
It is almost inconceivable that they were not accidently on purpose made absent without leave. I, for one, cannot imagine how in the ordinary course of the most bumbling set of volunteers and amateurs that they would not just have been put somewhere to one side where they could be eventually found by your average bumbling alzheimered scrutineer.
So I say to all and sundry, volunteer with your local candidates to be a scrutineer. If accepted you will be told what to do. The major parties will probably have sufficient but all of the minor candidates are entitled to have a scrutineer at each booth.
Help keep our election sound.
THIS IS WHAT I BLOGGED JUST AFTER THE VOTES WERE DEEMED LOST
THE FRESH ELECTION.
This inevitable fresh in WA is going to be great.
The Liberal and Labour Party will actually have to campaign, and tell us
about who their Senate candidates are.
They will not be able to rely totally on the party hack donkey vote that depends on voter weariness of a 70 plus choice to get an above the line tick for the party stable.
In a stand alone Senate election more people might really make choices. I wonder who knew who the actual people were that they were voting for in either of the major parties.
Can anyone name their recently elected 3 or 4 lib/lab Senators?
The WA Senate alone election is going to be a fresh lesson to the major parties, that they should begin to take Senate campaigns more seriously.