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Your how-to guide to preferential voting in the October 31 Queensland election

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You’ll hear a lot about preferences during the Queensland election campaign.

In Queensland, you have to number every box on the ballot for your vote to count — a change that first took affect at the last state election in 2017.

Say you’re voting in a seat with five candidates.

After the first count of votes, the candidate with the lowest vote is eliminated.

Anyone who put that person at #1 will see their vote redirected to the person they put as #2.

That process continues until somebody hits 50 per cent of the vote, winning the seat.

Lots of little people pictures and one is the biggest and it's head goes over the 50% line
A candidate needs 50 per cent of the vote to win a seat.(ABC News: Lewi Hirvela)

Political parties don’t get to decide where your vote goes — only you can do that.

But they can provide a bit of a how-to guide,…



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Ipswich children will be leading a live streamed discussion with community lead…

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Ipswich children will be leading a live streamed discussion with community leaders about building a stronger community for children and young people this Monday 26 October at 9:30 am.

Ipswich City Council is proud to be working in partnership with Mission Australia to make Ipswich Children’s…

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Free parking trials to begin within Ipswich city centre – Ipswich First

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From Monday, you might notice a few changes to parking in Ipswich’s city centre. It’s all part of a six-month trial, which will include a new 15-minute free parking period and the removal of some timed and priced parking in the CBD. Full details here.

Free parking trials to begin within Ipswich city centre – Ipswich First



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Queensland border decision still coming before election, Premier says, as LNP unveil after-school care plan

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Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says a decision on the NSW border is still coming this month, as she fends off attacks from out of state over the issue as well as a new in-land highway proposal that the Federal Government says has no funding.

Speaking at the Great Barrier Reef on day 17 of the election campaign, Ms Palaszczuk hit back at NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian after comments that Queensland should…



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