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?


CurlyPops said...

I've had the same quandry for years and years. I been living in a safe labour seat since 1997 (Julia's seat actually - I think she's been the local member since 1998).
I know that my vote won't count because Labour will win this seat anyway. Although now I wonder whether I actually should vote labour just to support the fact that we finally have a female prime minister. What to do?

Renae said...

Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog! I'll keep visiting you too!

I tend to always vote for the same party no matter what - although I think I might research my local candidates better this time round!

Jelly Wares said...

I'm still so undecided with this one... I think I need a little more convincing before I'm willing to cast my vote Julia's way..

Hugs - Jodie :)