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September 2010
The informal vote
Thursday, 09 September 2010 10:13 | Written by Graham Young

Terry Wilson is one of our panel and he has obviously got the polling bug. He's sent me an email about an informal poll that he conducted in his home town with young people. He finds that 82% of potential first time voters didn't actually vote. They also tended to favour Labor over the Coalition. If they had voted, and their vote had been similar in other electorates, it would probably have changed the result of the election.