Wednesday, 17 September 2008

Where are the missing voters of the Wingecarribee Shire?

Where are the missing voters of the Wingecarribee Shire?

The NSW Electoral Commission tells us that there are 31094 enrolled voters in the Wingecarribee Shire. They then tell us that the first round of voting has been completed, and that 21459 votes have been counted.

That means there are 9635 voters whose votes have not been counted, yet. That would be 30.9% of the population.

Are there that many people from the Wingecarribee Shire on holidays or Italy, or other "nice" places or even in caravans in Queensland? I doubt it. It suggests to me that there might be some interesting questions to be asked about the conduct of this election. But that might not occur until after the vote is declared. Certainly it vastly alters the calculations of a "quota" required to get elected.

I am genuinely puzzled by the gap between enrolled voters and votes counted. It would seem to require there to be an extraordinarily high number of Pre-poll or Postal Votes.

I think this is what happened.

Apparently I was seen there (after taking a series of hormone treatments, it seems).And Celeste - that well-known devourer of grapes - (click on image to see more clearly) and Greg were apparently being given a canal tour by a gondolier who looks remarkably like Vincent (from Music Nights fame). I would like to think that Vincent would look where he was going, more carefully, instead of striking a handsome pose, like this. Greg, who did not want to miss anything was wearing his glasses, and apparently had a spare set around his neck - all the better for checking out the "Babes" in Venice, presumably. Relax, folks, the photos are all a bit of photo tomfoolery. But the missing voters are real.

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