Today, hopefully, most serious thinking people will have their minds on the Federal Election. It has been a long campaign this time, six weeks plus, and I feel many have put the whole idea to the back of their minds as one does get fed up with political advertisements everywhere....in newspapers, on TV and on the radio. How on earth people in the USA cope with the months and months of electioneering leading up to a presidential election I can't even fathom. I hope Australia does not become a republic in my life time.
One can only hope that before people vote, it is compulsory in Australia, that they put their thinking caps on and vote for whoever they feel will best to lead our country. Unfortunately the difference between the major parties has lessened over past years so it is not quite as easy to make a choice. Because of this many voter have turned to the minor parties and this, in the Senate, caused quite a few problems during the term of the last parliament.
I do wonder if the result of Brexit will make any difference but, from what I've heard, it will possibly benefit Australia so perhaps it won't influence people's vote tomorrow.
I will be watching the television tomorrow night and following the results as I do whenever there is a Federal election. I feel the result will be very close so we may be on the edge of our seats most of the evening. Because Western Australia is 2 hours behind our eastern states it is possible that what happens in our State won't matter a tuppenny damn.
Obviously, most people whether involved or not, will be giving a big sigh of relief that it is all over.