This morning’s blog post focused on the how-to-votes being handed out on pre-poll. I’ve collected a bundle of how-to-votes, as well as some other leaflets and letters I’ve received in my local electorate of Parramatta. I’m sure I’m not the only person building up a little collection.
So what should we do with these materials when we’re done with them?
I’d recommend sending them to the State Library of New South Wales to add to their collection of election ephemera.
Yes, we need assistance with collecting how to vote cards, posters, flyers, badges, stickers, magnets, mail outs – Please send to ‘Election Ephemera’ State Library of NSW, Macquarie St Sydney 2000
— State Library of NSW (@statelibrarynsw) March 5, 2019
The State Library is collecting physical ephemera of the election, including printed materials. You can mail your materials to the address in the above tweet, and there’s more information in the above link. I’ve also been told that materials can be dropped off at the info desks in both State Library buildings if you are in the area and don’t want to deal with the postal system.
If readers collect the materials you receive in your mailbox, get handed on a street corner and receive at your local polling place, they can get a much more thorough collection for the archives.