Huge no-shows

IT SEEMS a lot of Toodyay voters may soon be copping $20 fines – for not voting.

Results suggest that at least half of everyone in Toodyay who was entitled to vote in last month’s compulsory Federal Referendum chose to ignore it.

Perhaps the question – giving Aboriginal people a Voice in Australia’s Constitution – was too hard for people to take seriously.

Or maybe it was just apathy, given that more than half of everyone entitled to vote a week later in local shire elections chucked their postal ballots in the bin.

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