Firstly - Hooray Australia for Voting Yes! My niece “came out” before the vote began, asking her family and friends old enough to vote to ensure they were correctly registered, because she would like to be able to marry one day (she’s 17). I’ve no doubt now that the pollies will have to pass this into legislation (and here’s hoping it’s good legislation).
What I thought was interesting was the fact that, presumably because the ABS was involved with the poll, they were able to whack a whole lot of stats behind the votes. Very interesting information… and I imagine worth a million to political parties - particularly if it was for an actual election.
Somehow I just couldn’t help but think that seeing all that data would be making the politicians drool… and as such - wonder how long before they find a way to fully digitise the voting process, and allow them access to similar stats on “their voting public”…