Are you a first time voter or maybe just someone looking for help on who to vote for? This post is for you, I’ll outline the best strategy for voting this Saturday and explain why blank ballots send a message to no one.
Why am I writing this post?
Basically, I’m sick and tired of people telling me that they’re going to put in a blank ballot this election to “send a message to the major parties”. I’m also tired of people telling me that my voting strategy is a waste of my vote.
What is my voting strategy?
I think it’s quite simple, I’m voting for a minor party first in the House of Representatives (your local member goes here) and a major party second. That way I can give some power to a group that I believe in while still impacting which party will ultimately lead.
Who I’m voting for?
House of Representatives: The Greens
The Senate: Australian Sex Party
Isn’t a vote for The Greens a vote for Labor?
I get told this very, very often when I say that I’m voting for The Greens. My point is that if everyone thinks that, then nothing will change. Look into history and you’ll see that real change started with real people standing up and being counted. If we all vote for the party who we actually agree with then we can start giving the minor parties a say. Hopefully soon, a vote for The Greens will be a vote for The Greens. Isn’t the basis of democracy having a choice?
Did I read before that you’re voting for the Australian Sex Party? Why exactly?
Yes. Well, I watched this clip on Sunrise and it really opened my eyes to their policies and made them a real contender in my eyes. Is it just me or did Wendy from Family First look like she was gonna jump through the screen and murder you… Scary stuff….
If you’re considering putting in a blank ballot this election then consider this… The major parties don’t care if you put a blank ballot in the ballot box. They honestly don’t. The best way to show them that you want change and real options is to give some power to a minor party. That will really scare them.
If you agree, why not make this your profile picture and show the world who you support;