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May 7, 2021

Last day to register to vote

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Are you worried about the future? Do you care what happens to the world? If the answer is yes and you’re not registered to vote then today is your last chance to register before the federal election.

Surveys show that most Aussies rate the performance of politicians very poorly and some won’t vote,’ said Scott Sledge from Northern Rivers Guardians (NRG).

‘I believe this gives the bastards a free kick. We can only get better results if we vote. If you don’t like any of the candidates, mark the worst last on your ballot and work up to the least odious.

‘The chance to stop Adani’s hideous coal mine proposal needs us to vote the coalition last.’

If you aren’t registered go to the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) website and register online before the close of business today.

Postal vote

If you are unable to vote on voting day you can apply for a postal voting form at the AEC website. Applications for postal votes must be in by 6pm on May 15.


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1 COMMENT

  1. It’s time to engage with one of the finest democracies money can buy. Make sure your vote counts for the least worst but most persuasive unprincipled lying criminal standing for parliament. Since voting here is compulsory we will probably see the usual approximately 50/50 split. Unlike other democracies where voluntary voting will only see the usual approximately 50/50 split.

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