You might have been focussed on the task at hand when attending your local polling booth for yesterday’s Federal election vote, but there were a few big-eared Aussie’s who couldn’t help but overhear the musings of those around them and in kind took to social media to share the comical — and occasionally disturbing — brain droppings.
As these things have a tendency of doing, the hashtag ‘overheard at the polling booth’ quickly started to trend on Twitter, which provides some light relief in what has been a tense 24 hours, with the election result currently too close to call.
While some of the utterances might have you questioning the requirement of compulsory voting, others might make you laugh out loud.
We’ve collected some of the best to indulge in while you’re having that Sunday morning brew.
There was confusion about the party acronyms, with some voters unable to tell the difference between the major parties. The confusion also extended to the information involving ‘how to vote’.
#OverheardAtThePollingBooth at Mt Gravatt East Primary (QLD): What’s the difference between the Liberal National Party & the Liberty party?
— Dan Treasure (@Dan_Treasure) July 2, 2016
— Greg Brown (@Greg_Brown_ADL) July 2, 2016
— VictorsVotingViews (@VicsVotingViews) July 2, 2016
While others were upset about light refreshments and the sausage sizzle.
I wish i knew you can drink beers while waiting in line…ive got 2 cans in the car.#overheardatthepollingbooth
— shuggie_77 (@shuggie_77) July 2, 2016
— ABC News (@abcnews) July 2, 2016
— Kate @ All That Geek (@allthatgeek) July 2, 2016