CPD Fellow Eva Cox discusses the assumptions and traps of above the line voting in the Senate and why it is important to choose your preferences below the line.
‘Your leftover votes may go to someone you neither intended to preference nor wanted then to benefit in any way. For instance, few people realise that candidates can lodge more than one preference card.’
She advises voters to research who preferred candidates are pledging their preferences with to be sure your vote is going where you intended it to. A great piece read here.