Support candidates who have a strong record of backing public education when voting in the state election on March 28, Federation President Maurie Mulheron says.
“Look very closely at the policies of all candidates, from political parties and independents,” he said.
The NSW voting system is optional preferential (see below), but Mr Mulheron reminds members that by numbering every square you maximise the value of your vote. If you do not number every square the power of your vote terminates at the candidate who receives your lowest preference.
For example, if you vote above the line in the NSW Legislative Council (Upper House) election and only vote for one party/group your vote goes no further. This is unlike the federal Senate election where preferences automatically flow as prescribed by the party/group.
“If you do choose to exhaust your preferences consider putting candidates that are least supportive of public education last,” Mr Mulheron asked.