Donation drive

At the end of every second month, this site rattles its tin at its valued readership in the hope of cadging enough change to spare its proprietor’s kneecaps from the ministrations of sundry loansharks and gambling creditors for a while longer.

You may perhaps feel particularly motivated to do so at present because you enjoyed my Eden-Monaro by-election coverage, which featured exclusive publication of full polling booth results live on the night, and are hoping to encourage repeat performances of this time-consuming endeavour at future elections. Or perhaps because you are looking forward to my comprehensive guide to the Northern Territory election on August 22, which I hope to unveil in all its glory at some time next week. Or maybe you are simply among the growing number whose recurring monthly contributions are showing up in the system as “failed payment” on account of expired credit cards, which you can learn how to rectify here.

Whether you do or you don’t, thanks are in order to you all for contributing to the Poll Bludger experience. If you encounter technical problems with the payment facility, which have been known to crop up from time to time, please drop me a line at pollbludger-AT-bigpond-DOT-com.

Author: William Bowe

William Bowe is a Perth-based election analyst and occasional teacher of political science. His blog, The Poll Bludger, has existed in one form or another since 2004, and is one of the most heavily trafficked websites on Australian politics.