Donation drive

Time for the Poll Bludger’s bi-monthly appeal for donations, on this occasion coinciding with the lean period of Christmas and New Year, when interest in politics is diminished and potential donors tend to find more pressing demands on their charitable dollar. If that tugs at your heart strings, of if you have perhaps simply enjoyed a good week at the track, donations are as ever gratefully received through the “become a supporter” buttons that can be found at the top of the page and the bottom of each post.

These posts also offer an opportunity to promote what lies on the horizon for the site, which in the coming year will include an end to an electoral drought going back to the New South Wales state election in March. The Brisbane City Council election on March 16 will get the famous Poll Bludger live results treatment, with a Queensland state election scheduled for October 26; the Australian Capital Territory goes to the polls a week earlier on October 19; a Northern Territory election will be held on August 24; and there currently looms a very interested federal by-election in Dunkley and a rather less interesting Queensland state one in Annastacia Palaszczuk’s seat of Inala, both on dates to be determined.

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.