Who will David be preferencing?
The way preferences work in the Senate changed before the 2016 election so political parties and candidates no longer direct how preferences flow.
Unlike in the days of preferences whisperers and last minute political deals, it is now up to every individual voter to decide how to preference their vote.
The infamous “preference deals” are a thing of the past. No one, other than you, gets to say where your preferences go.
So at the upcoming election it is you the voter, not David or any other candidate, who decides which candidates get your preferences.
The best way to make your vote count is to number at least 1 to 6 above the line or 1 to 12 below the line on the Senate ballot paper.
We would obviously love you to put a 1 next to David’s name but, if your vote is already decided for another candidate, he encourages you to put him second and think carefully about how you direct your remaining preferences based on who you would like to see elected.
Preferences always play a really crucial role in deciding who wins the second ACT senate spot at the next election.