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Photos Of Candidate’s Daughters To Be Included On Ballot Papers

Tony Abbott satire

(image from Fairfax)

In an effort to make the voting process more straightforward, the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) will include pictures of each candidate’s daughter on ballot papers at Saturday’s Federal election.

A spokesperson for the AEC said it was part of ongoing improvements to ensure the voting process continues to reflect the political landscape.

Opposition Leader Tony Abbott said it made sense to provide more information on the ballot paper. “At the moment you’ve got this system where you’ve just got a name next to a box, so there’s no way of knowing how hot that person’s daughter is. It’s archaic. It’s wrong. This will make the voting process more informed”.

A magazine-style ballot paper is tipped for the 2016 election.

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12 comments on “Photos Of Candidate’s Daughters To Be Included On Ballot Papers

  1. Ed @ The Tunnel
    September 5, 2013

    Looks like Wyatt Roy’s re-election chances just went out the door.

  2. Moist
    September 5, 2013


  3. Humans Are Weird
    September 5, 2013

    Reblogged this on Humans Are Weird.

  4. Craig
    September 5, 2013

    I’ll be voting for the blonde on the left, the other two don’t look trustworthy.

  5. Mexu2d
    September 6, 2013

    I’m not sure who’s right to vote for.

  6. mexu2d
    September 6, 2013

    I’m not sure who’s right for, but he’s definitely not winning that election.

  7. drooler
    September 6, 2013

    Said daughters should present naked, or at least in bikinis/swimsuits so we can see what we are voting for.

  8. uloola
    September 6, 2013

    Can’t wait for the Sex Party’s ballot paper.

  9. uloola
    September 6, 2013

    Stop Press ! Miss FiFi and her acolyte Miss Boobs La Touche have agreed to appear on the Sex Party ballot papers,examples of which are expected to be highly sought after on Ebay.

  10. James
    September 6, 2013

    The important thing tomorrow to remember is, even though those photos won’t be on this years ballot paper, you still need to vote 1 for the LNP candidate in your electorate, keeping in mind that picture of the leaders two great daughters.

  11. VeeJay
    September 7, 2013

    Best piece of writing about the election to date, by anyone, anywhere. It would be hilarious if it wasn’t so close to the mark.

  12. judithgreene
    September 10, 2013

    Reblogged this on RE: The Daily Howel.

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