“O mor siriol gwena seren Ar hyd y nos, I oleuo’i chwaer ddaearen Ar hyd y nos,”
Don’t know why that popped into my head. No connection with anything here, I’m sure.
For the benefit of the intelligent people (i.e. those who are not gawping at the OIXL nonsense on the telly) I will spend the next few days giving a little explanation of what voting is like in Australia.
Voting is compulsory. All Australian citizens over the age of 18 are required to vote. (“Registered voter” in Australia means that the electoral commission has you on its list. Nothing to do with that weird American party registration. We don’t know how that works, or why it is done.) If you fail to vote, you will be fined.
Elections are on Saturdays. (Unlike in the UK, where they want to keep the weekend free for important things, and so hold elections on Thursdays. It always rains.)
February 26, 2016