Geraldton voters have their say in Federal election
Voters and campaigners alike are hitting the Geraldton streets to have their say in today’s Federal election.
At Geraldton Primary School, one of the city’s major polling booths, Utakarra resident Rebecca Atkinsion told The Geraldton Guardian her main concern had been the revolving door of party leadership in recent years.
Despite the apparent lack of stability among the major parties, Ms Atkinson, 41, said she voted Liberal in both houses of parliament.
“I think they’ve done an alright job this time, so I’m just going to go with them again,” she said.
“No, I’m not a loyal voter. I vote for whoever’s going to do the best job.”
Despite their differences, the mutual respect between campaigners from all sides of politics was obvious.
“Everyone involved is just passionate about the Durack electorate,” Labor campaigner Annette Dalton said.
“Exactly, it’s been a really good experience,” added Annette Hatton – wife of United Australia Party candidate Brenden Hatton.
Among the campaigners was Geraldton City RSL vice president Ken Morris, a staunch Nationals supporter.
“They’ve done more for regional WA than the parties concentrated in metropolitan areas,” he said.
Also spotted handing out how to vote cards was life-long Liberal supporter Hub Mainwaring, father of the late AFL legend Chris.
All Australians listed on the electoral roll are required to vote. Polling places close at 6pm today.
Get the latest news from thewest.com.au in your inbox.
Sign up for our emails