There is talk about maybe having another-go-round, but seriously, if you wasted your vote the first time, why should you deserve another shot? If they do decide to have another ballot it should be as simple as:
Which party do vote for
tick a box
That way there would be no second guessing, no preferentials, no anything else. It would be done and dusted. Now, I'm not too fanatical about a faction. I'm not a hard-core Labour follower, or a terminal Liberal. All I want is a person who can do their job competently and look after the people in their electorate. Is that too much to ask for?
I'm just worried that a 20 year old won't have the experience, knowledge or leadership to fulfill the job requirements. How will he manage an office, as well as everything else? Will people really listen to a kid? There should be a minimum job requirement attached to these things. Yes, you can toss your tiara into the ring if you've....
a) been working for a council for a minimum of ? years,
b) taken local government or political science courses, or
c) if you can demonstrate an excellent understanding of government and have demonstrated leadership qualities.
I don't know what the future holds (I wish), but I can tell you now that I'm not at all confident that this will have a happy ending. Only time will tell, but keep you're fingers crossed for us... our future is in the hands of a 20 year old!