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Democracy sausages mapped

By johnboy 4 September 2013 35

democracy sausages

Finally the ultimate use of geospatial data!

There’s an online map of election day sausage sizzles!

Cake stalls and vegetarian options for the unaustralians and perverts are also mapped.

But we do not approve.


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Holditz 11:11 pm 05 Sep 13

fromthecapital said :

Roundhead89 said :

None in south Woden. Makes me glad I lodged a pre-poll vote.

There is always one in Farrer, I’d be surprised if the map is accurate…

There *is* one in Farrer, but they didn’t know about the map. I know, because I posted the link to my work colleagues, and one of those is one of the organisers for the Farrer site 🙂 “I didn’t know this was around.”

LSWCHP 10:21 pm 05 Sep 13

lostinbias said :

johnboy said :

The map does let you screen for vegetarian

Yes, but when I click on the places they don’t mention any vegetarian fare, except for one which says something along the lines of “possibly vegetarian fare”. I could be served a slice of bread for all I know, maybe with some onions if they haven’t been sizzling in meat juice…

Don’t really feel like buying a cake either.

Mmmm…onions cooked in meat juice…or bacon fat….oh yeah, baby…I wouldn’t have them any other way. 🙂

LSWCHP 10:17 pm 05 Sep 13

watto23 said :

My expert analysis says that the Northsiders either have high demand for sausage or love their sausage more than us southerners. I’m pleased that my local polling booth down south will have the option..

I’m a Northsider, and I guarantee that the sausage-fest is all the rage in my area of operations.

lostinbias 4:32 pm 05 Sep 13

aidan said :

Most sausage sizzles and cake stalls are run by community organisations.

They usually do pretty much the minimum as it costs way too much if they are stuck with stuff they can’t sell, let alone wheeling out a second bbq to cook a small amount of vego stuff.

Sorry, but that is the reality.

I understand that. Really I wish the Hare Krishna food tent would be at one of them. I’d go place my vote anywhere in the electorate if I knew they’d be around.

Which begs the question, do they still go around to events selling their wonderful fare?

ajd 3:38 pm 05 Sep 13

spades said :

queue-less pre poll booths

Not at City Pre-Poll – during the lunchtime rush we’ve been issuing votes by the hundreds and we’ve had queues of 20+ people as we try to get through everyone.

aidan 2:49 pm 05 Sep 13

Most sausage sizzles and cake stalls are run by community organisations.

They usually do pretty much the minimum as it costs way too much if they are stuck with stuff they can’t sell, let alone wheeling out a second bbq to cook a small amount of vego stuff.

Sorry, but that is the reality.

poetix 1:57 pm 05 Sep 13

johnboy said :

The map does let you screen for vegetarian

You make it sound like the dietary equivalent of chladmydia.

DrKoresh 1:31 pm 05 Sep 13

lostinbias said :

johnboy said :

The map does let you screen for vegetarian

Yes, but when I click on the places they don’t mention any vegetarian fare, except for one which says something along the lines of “possibly vegetarian fare”. I could be served a slice of bread for all I know, maybe with some onions if they haven’t been sizzling in meat juice…

Don’t really feel like buying a cake either.

Bloody vegos, who wants onions not cooked in meat juice? You’re just wrong!

lostinbias 12:46 pm 05 Sep 13

johnboy said :

The map does let you screen for vegetarian

Yes, but when I click on the places they don’t mention any vegetarian fare, except for one which says something along the lines of “possibly vegetarian fare”. I could be served a slice of bread for all I know, maybe with some onions if they haven’t been sizzling in meat juice…

Don’t really feel like buying a cake either.

lostinbias 12:11 pm 05 Sep 13

BimboGeek said :

Will the sausages be kosher, halal, jhatka, vegetarian and suitable for Rise Up voters?

All I’m after vegetarian sausages, or some kind of vegetarian fare. If anyone knows of any in the Inner North or inner Belco area then post it up here. Otherwise, I might just have to swing by Kingsland in Dickson on my way home from the polling booth…and where’s the sense of community in that?

Primal 12:05 pm 05 Sep 13

spades said :

Which leads me to my next point of suggesting pre-poll voting should be open for everybody not just those who can’t make it.

I personally think it’s a waste of a Saturday when you can do it in queue-less pre poll booths during the weekday. Have always done it in my lunch break. No queues, no hassles, no wasted Saturday morning. I’d rather walk my dog or sleep in.

And you know why those booths are queue-less? Because everyone else is voting on Saturday!!!

Seriously though… the answer is cost. Plain and simple.

fromthecapital 10:33 am 05 Sep 13

Roundhead89 said :

None in south Woden. Makes me glad I lodged a pre-poll vote.

There is always one in Farrer, I’d be surprised if the map is accurate…

c_c™ 1:03 am 05 Sep 13

Not sure about North vs South, but seems the demographic is changing.
At the Cotter Dam open day, the queue for the coffee van was many times longer than the one for the charity sausage and egg sizzle – which is kinda sad

Roundhead89 12:48 am 05 Sep 13

None in south Woden. Makes me glad I lodged a pre-poll vote.

BimboGeek 10:47 pm 04 Sep 13

Will the sausages be kosher, halal, jhatka, vegetarian and suitable for Rise Up voters?

Sandman 8:23 pm 04 Sep 13

spades said :

As discussed in another forum I frequent… what is the point of voting on election day? I have never voted on an election day and have always pre-poll voted. I don’t even understand why the AEC have bothered posting criteria for pre poll voting when htey never check your excuse.

Which leads me to my next point of suggesting pre-poll voting should be open for everybody not just those who can’t make it.

I personally think it’s a waste of a Saturday when you can do it in queue-less pre poll booths during the weekday. Have always done it in my lunch break. No queues, no hassles, no wasted Saturday morning. I’d rather walk my dog or sleep in.

What about the sense of participation and belonging to a community? Not to mention the sausage sizzles. Lines aren’t that long, you go for a walk with the kids, weathers usually good.

Don’t let me discourage you from your point of view though. By all means, keep your grumpy butt at home. We won’t miss you.

Instant Mash 7:02 pm 04 Sep 13

Let’s just hope they actually HAVE the sausage sizzles this time around.

Last time they had signs everywhere, but no damn food. I then made a point to leave immediately and not vote. Didn’t even get fined for it either. I guess the AEC shares the feeling.

beejay76 4:54 pm 04 Sep 13

aussieboy said :

Is anyone able to advise on which locations will be selling butcher’s sausages rather than the gross standard ones from coles and woolies?

Indeed! Harrison School will have sausages from First Choice Butchery, Gungahlin. They do a top snag. See you there 🙂

Pork Hunt 4:42 pm 04 Sep 13

aussieboy said :

Is anyone able to advise on which locations will be selling butcher’s sausages rather than the gross standard ones from coles and woolies?

It’s a sausage sizzle, not the Fat Duck…

aussieboy 4:33 pm 04 Sep 13

Is anyone able to advise on which locations will be selling butcher’s sausages rather than the gross standard ones from coles and woolies?

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