If you vote above the line on the upper house ballot, Anthony Green explains how parties can ignore your further preferences for theirs
There is a solution
Victorians, use our Climate Lens to help you vote below the line for the Legislative Council
If you’re concerned to elect a climate ‘friendly’ representative doesn’t win and you vote ‘above the line’, your preference may end up going in a different direction entirely because of reciprocal preference deals! Vote Climate One is designed to help you by making voting below the line a lot easier. See our Climate Lens Traffic Light Assessment.
Featured Image: From Anthony’s blog – The worst ballot paper ever in Australia was the infamous 1999 NSW Legislative Council ballot paper, the infamous ‘tablecloth’. It had 81 columns on a triple decked ballot paper one-metre by 700mm. Here’s what it looked like.