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Why more and more Australians are voting before election day

‘More than 200,000 Queenslanders cast their vote early in the 2015 election.  Nathaniel Reader (The Conversation, 6..2.15) examines the increasing tendency for Australians to vote by ‘pre-poll’ before election day.

‘One of the key tenets of democratic theory is that citizens should, as much as possible, vote at the same time. Doing so confers equality on the contest. If some people vote ten days out before the election, there is always the chance they may miss a major campaign announcement.’

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