Saturday, July 21, 2012
Melbvotes: Stephen Mayne falls short of his expectations
Poll workers are reporting a lower then expected turnout which may favour the Greens. There is a lot of resentment towards the Green's open door policy for people smugglers which has highlighted their inability to play a constructive roll in government. Even Cathy Oake was trying to play down this issue during the Friday media door stop. Overall poll workers are saying there is a better mood at the booths then in 2010.
The Australian Sex party has also manned each booth but they are not as active in their campaign. The Sex Party which trades mainly on its name, unlike the Conservative Christian groups, will not be able to direct preferences. The Holly Trinty are expected now to out poll trouble serial candidate Stephen Mayne.