The No Preferences Independent

“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.

2 Replies to “The No Preferences Independent”

  1. Please forgive this comment if it is stating the BF0! However, being aware that some folks are a little confused about preferences, just want to state IT IS VITAL that voters make their own choices and ensure they do number ALL THE candidates or parties on the ballot papers in order of their own choice.
    On your House of Representatives ballot paper, you’ll need to number every box.
    On your Senate ballot paper, you’ll have the option of numbering at least six boxes for parties above the line or 12 for candidates below the line.
    If you don’t follow the instructions carefully, your vote may be informal and will not be counted. You also run the risk on votes being allocated (by default) to non-progressive parties/candidates.

  2. I have only read a little of what you have ti say and couldn’t agree more. I believe in the constitution and tired of the two party preferred (circus) concept.

    Just letting you know I’m casting my vote today- good luck.

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