Friday, 16 July 2010

Election 2010

With the election announcement looming I find myself considering how to cast my vote. So...? Whats different this time round?
1. This is the first election Ive participated in whilst living in our new community.
2. This is the first time Ive personally met both the sitting member and the opposition's candidate.
So for the first time in my voting life, I find myself with this quandary.
Im absolutely discouraged by the sitting member, but how could I not vote for Julia? I am much more inspired by the opposition candidate, but knowing a vote for her is a vote for Tony doesnt sit with me well either.
I guess this is where the old addage about voting for politicians or policy comes in.
How do you determine how to cast your vote?