The Federal election raised many national and international issues. But the voters in Melbourne Ports were also interested in the position of candidates on ‘local’ issues.
The unChain executive decided to distribute a ‘how to vote’ card electronically in the Federal election. We recommended that voters concerned about local issues place Ann Birrell (Greens) first, Kevin Ekendahl (Liberals) second and Michael Danby (Labor) third, with the candidates from the minor parties after them. Our how-to-vote recommendation was based on the executive’s assessment of the candidates’ responses to our survey, after taking into account comments from members.