this stupid electoral system the green senate paper was easy - number the boxes 1 to 11 but that white paper - number the boxes 1 to 62 is unmanageable - too cumbersome,,,forget where you are up to and have to go searching for the last number type of thing.... it forces errors, it results in too many invalid votes, from diligent folk who want to control things a bit more than using the other option - the only other option- of putting a one in one box and trusting the 'party' to preference along your preferred lines!!!- which is fkn outlandish because i wouldn't trust the bastards to guess my weight. so one is forced to number the boxes one to sixty two - the bloody form does not fit the width of the cardboard voting booth and i was that close to just spreading it out on the floor,,,but the people here already think i'm a case and i don't like to feed the fire some days, like today....when i'm forced into a participatory democracy, where a devilish preference system reduces my involvement, ,,, or numbering every box, has me in there for ages stuffing up my form, starting again, stuffing up again and so on an so forth. it is time for this stuff to have a simple online version, where you can take your time, it's easy and when it is to your satisfaction - click on send vote. i would take this opportunity to be the first to apologise to the world...if the pundits are correct, we are about to introduce a new level of dumb into the international political arena. any bets on when West Sydney will secede to become australias closest Muslim country?.