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August 27, 2013
Eighty Aussies living in London had lined up to cast their votes through pre-poll voting done at the Australia House, the largest polling station for federal election, with records of 16,000 voters during the 2010 election, the Australian Associated Press reports.
An elderly couple, visiting London for leisure, were among the very first in the line to cast their votes. They said that even a single vote matters.
“We’re just keen to get it done. What if it’s a hung parliament again? One vote might make all the difference,” the couple said in an interview with AAP.
Stephen Boardman, who hailed from Sydney and who had been living in London for two years now, said that the political agenda of the candidates were “devoid of any excitement and true policy.” He said that the only coverage of the Australian Federal Election 2013 that gets the attention of the UK media were the Jayme Diaz gaffe and One Nation’s Stephanie Banister, saying Islam is a country.