Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Don't Make a Rookie Error; Voting Is Not as Easy as It Seems

Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Don't Make a Rookie Error; Voting Is Not as Easy as It Seems

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BE CAREFUL who you put last in the Senate.

There's a trap for young players when you vote at this election.

No, I'm not talking about anyone's promises and the lack of detail, or about some of the shocks and shockers that are running.

I want you to know all is not what it might seem when voting in the Senate.

There's a new system in place for this election.

You have to number one-six above the line and one-12 below the line.

It's one-six because each state has six Senate spots up for grabs at every election.

But some might get confused between the way you vote on the green Lower House ballot and the giant white one for the Senate. In the Lower House, you rank the candidates from the one you most want to the one you want least.

It's not really like that in the Senate because of the new rolling system. …

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