04 September 2014

Make your local vote count

Have just had an opportunity to read yesterday's paper and loved the article by Dean Jaensch. How can it be that 72% of people eligible to vote at the 2010 Council elections failed to do so? Can we do better than this in 2014. I know voting is not compulsory but, in my opinion, it should be. This might get the vote up past 90%. Given that it is not compulsory what do we as candidates need to do to get everyone to vote?
I was shocked at the last election when one well meaning woman assured me that they  (her family) were not going to vote and that she had disposed of the ballots, all 4 of them! She had taken it upon herself to make a decision about not only what her husband would do but also her adult children.
I will be out door knocking and delivering pamphlets  sometime soon and hope that the work that I have done over the last 4 years is enough to get your vote. If not then please let me know what more I need to do.


  1. You need to stop taking Don with you.
    Do the door knocking alone.

  2. I have endeavoured to work with my co-councillor and we have door knocked together on contentious issues. However, when I knock on your door asking for your vote I'll be by myself.