Everything you need to knowabout the election
A NOTICEABLE lack of sausage sandwiches and cake stands was not all that was different about this year’s election.
Volunteers stationed at booths across the electorate may have been pushing for different candidates, but they all agreed it was “a lot quieter” than usual.
Pre-polling is more popular than ever, and numbers from Electoral Commission Queensland showed almost 5000 people – or 14.7% – voted in the two weeks preceding polling day.
The Lions Club had the barbie fired up at Apple Tree Creek with Helmut Franzmann at the controls, while this reporter narrowly missed out on sampling Woodgate’s snags.
BEHIND THE BARBIE: Helmut Franzmann, Ivan Fricke, Loretta Tarda, Troy Franzmann (back), Tina Mammino (front), Lauchie McConnell and Marie Collins at the Lions Club sausage sizzle at Apple Tree Creek.
Seth Buckley, Heidi Botting, Abby Buckley and Fiona Buckley sell lamingtons at the Cordalba election booth.
Dave Sommer and Darren Harney volunteer at Goodwood State School.
Neil Kingston, Damien Tarda and Ray Linto volunteer at Cordalba.
Des Jones, Sonia Jones and Ray Dilger volunteer at Apple Tree Creek.
Owen Barnard, Fay Duda, Tony Ricciardi, Max Emery and Alan Atwell volunteer at Woodgate.