“So, where are your preferences going?” is one of the most frequent questions I am asked.
The short answer is “I will not be advising voters on preferences. I will leave it to each voter to do what they feel is best themselves.”
Preference advice in the form of ‘How to Vote’ cards is not an official document, these are political party documents. I am not a political party and so I will not be involved in preference deals.
Preference advice is essentially a marketing ploy played by the parties to influence the outcome of the election in their favor or to block other parties.
What ‘preference advice’ does do is disenfranchise voters, by attempting to fool them into voting differently than they would have other wise done themselves.
True to my method of decision making I’ve discussed this with community members closely, my decision has been validated by almost everyone I’ve discussed it with.