For people voting in Queensland tomorrow, it’s really important to know that the voting has changed to a FULL preferential system. This means you need to fill EVERY box on your ballot paper in order of preference, starting with 1 next to the candidate you most prefer, 2 next to your second most preferred candidate and so on. It’s pretty simple, but if you’re confused, make sure you read the instructions on your ballot paper.
There will probably be people at your polling place handing out ‘How to Vote’ cards in support of their candidate. If you identify with or want to vote the way a particular party or candidate wants you to vote, that card will tell you what order to fill in the boxes. BUT remember that you are under no obligation to follow the ‘How to Vote’ card or even to accept them. You can still put the LNP/ALP/Greens/PHON/KAP candidate first, WITHOUT following the preferences on the card.