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Was your polling station waiting time longer than previously?

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#76 SarahBelle48

Posted 04 July 2016 - 11:16 AM

We waited maybe 10 minutes but it was moving pretty steadily? There didn't seem to be many of the actual little booth things where you do the voting but I managed to snag one. I had to vote with DD on my hip which made the Senate paper a real pain and I think I missed some of the parties that I wanted to give a vote towards and the order was way off what I intended but I did the general gist. They had plenty of tables for the workers giving out the papers.

There was a polling place near us that wasn't on the AEC website but then friends said they voted there so it must've been open.

My parents said they had to wait for an hour but there didn't seem to be very many polling places in their electorate.

Edited by SarahBelle48, 04 July 2016 - 11:16 AM.

#77 Mister Mum

Posted 04 July 2016 - 11:22 AM

View PostBBC, on 02 July 2016 - 02:35 PM, said:

Both my teenagers asked me today if you get free sausages when you vote.

If only....

I think we've just found an alternative for compulsory voting!

#78 born.a.girl

Posted 04 July 2016 - 11:43 AM

View PostMister Mum, on 04 July 2016 - 11:22 AM, said:

I think we've just found an alternative for compulsory voting!

You mean 'free sausage on the other side of the voting room"?

sounds effective.

My husband said he didn't care who got in*, but he damn well cared about missing out on a sausage.  He had two, one before and one after.

* He did, really.

#79 Kreme

Posted 04 July 2016 - 12:07 PM

Our line was quite long but it moved pretty well. My brother went an hour before me and was in and out in 5 mins.

I did have a chuckle when my mum told me that most of her friends did pre-poll voting because they didn't want to line up, and there were so many people doing it that the parking was all full and there was a queue!

#80 Fizgig

Posted 04 July 2016 - 02:22 PM

I was in a queue of 2 people. In and out in 5 minutes, and I even missed the gauntlet of pamphlets be going in the side entrance. I went at 2pm. The longest wait I have had was about 45mins and that was at about 9am.

#81 steppy

Posted 04 July 2016 - 02:33 PM

It did seem a little longer than usual. I guess doing both votes and maybe a few more voters taking more time to do the below the line voting.

#82 foom

Posted 04 July 2016 - 02:37 PM

No longer that usual. It's usually out the door at our polling place - and you have to do the run of the politicians who are always there to shake hands and smile.

But the line moves quickly.

The AEC official I had was quick, efficient, told me the right details ( at least 6 at the top, at least 12 below ) and smiled as I explained to my son the procedures and how she had to initial the pages so they knew they were valid.

My democracy sausage was pretty cold as we were there late and they had packed up the BBQ  so we got the end of the cooking. But the coffee was good.

#83 Natttmumm

Posted 04 July 2016 - 02:41 PM

Ours was around a 45 min vote but it depends on what time you went. Midmorning was the worst. It was a ghost town by 5pm

#84 Hypnic Jerk

Posted 07 July 2016 - 02:10 PM

great idea!

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