Today is the day that all Australian’s get to make the ultimate decision as to who will be part of the next Government in Australia. For Australian’s over the age of 18, there is a requirement to be registered and to vote in an election. So this sees some 14 million Australian’s attending to this task today.
I have placed my vote, and with any luck it will make a difference for the better. Luck may not be the best way to describe the nature of which party will come to power after the election, however at this point I think that it is possibly the most apt term for how I feel about the process.
While I do have some convictions as to what party I vote for, I have for the most part more convictions as to why I don’t vote for the alternative. Luckily for you though I am not writing this today, for any political motive. I am not seeking to swing your vote one way or the other, as it is quite likely you will be reading this after you have already placed your vote.
As I am writing this there is actually just three hours left before voting closes, and the task ahead of counting those votes is undertaken. The outcome of this count will decide the future of all Australian’s over the next three years. There will always be people that like the outcome and others that don’t, and unfortunately this is becoming more and more based on what the different party tries to promise in the weeks before the election.
While I am sure that there is plenty though that I could complain about or could make mention of here, I am going to just stick to one simple message. Make your vote count and vote for the group you think will lead Australia in the best way over the coming three years. Don’t waste your vote, make it count.