Just done my ‘Civic Duty’ and voted for my state election – i need a drink!
Before i voted i TRIED to find information from the various parties registered to put up candidates in my electorate so i could see who each of them were giving their preferences to (we don’t have a first past the post system here). Turns out i’m not as good of an internet researcher as i thought i was – either that or the parties just don’t want anyone to know who they’ve done deals with???
If you think your system stinks and there has to be a better way to determine who gets to rule you for the next 3, 4 or 5 years you might want to check out how other countries do it and that might give you more appreciation for the system you’ve got (or you may find one that seems pretty good even – who knows?)
Either way in my research i came across a humourous article that describes my voting system ‘simply’. Hope it amuses you too.