David Marler

David Marler

Queensland reporter at No Fibs
David is a full time Queensland carer for his son and in quiet times contributes to NoFibs.
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May 18, 2019 – Table of contents

The only poll that counts


The only poll that counts

Only one poll matters. It may be a cliché but it’s true. All the polling throughout a government’s term might shift a prime minister or two but only the one on election day that can shift or retain a government.

With the final Newspoll giving an election win to Labor on 51.5 percent, Prime Minister Scott Morrison blitzed Tasmania in the morning.

Scott Morrison hits Tasmania in last-minute blitz.

It was then a dash home to his seat of Cook for the voting photo opportunity.

“Tonight the votes will be counted up.” Scott Morrison insists election result will be close.

Opposition leader Bill Shorten began the day jogging in Melbourne before voting with wife, Chloe.

Bill Shorten goes into polling day feeling confident.

Meanwhile in Antarctica, Casey research station will vote and phone in the results tomorrow. The paper ballots will be returned to the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) at the end of the year.

Down in Antartica, voting is conducted and phoned in to the AEC the next day. The paper ballots are kept secure and returned to the AEC at the end of the year.