Day 19: Below the line voting insurance

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Since the Group Voting Tickets were announced on Sunday, there has been wide-ranging discussions about how people can vote below the line. There has been a campaign for Victorian voters to put Stephen Conroy last, and a group has set up a website that allows voters to produce their own personal how-to-vote card.

One point I thought I should emphasise. If you vote both above and below the line, then the below the line vote will be counted. But if your below the line vote is found to be informal, the above-the-line vote will be counted. So if you are worried about voting informal below the line (quite a high risk in a state like New South Wales, with 84 candidates running), you can vote both above and below the line to give yourself insurance.

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