Bryan Robins with Greens supporter John Wyborn.
Bryan Robins with Greens supporter John Wyborn.

Independent Bryan Robins happy to have delivered message

4pm: INDEPENDENT candidate Bryan Robins is handing out ballot cards at the Grafton High School says although he thinks he will lose the election still thinks he delivered his message.

"Today has gone well. I don't expect to win, but you never know," Mr Robins said.

"I'm delighted I ran, it's been a great experience. I'm confident I ran a good race."

Mr Robins said this election was about CSG, the ICAC investigations and the disgraceful behaviour of both parties and jobs, jobs, jobs. 

 

Snags on the agenda at polling booths

3.45pm: POLITICAL opinion among the candidates and public remains divided in the final hours of the election.

To privatise or not to privatise? What should we spend our money on and where? Should a K-Mart be on this year's agenda? 

David Williams, Justine Endean and Richard green at the Grafton public high school polling booth.
David Williams, Justine Endean and Richard green at the Grafton public high school polling booth.

But the one thing people can agree on was sausages.

Parents and Citizens president Richard Green was manning the barbecue at Grafton Public School polling booth, the money going to the Go Art Exhibition in June.

Adults and students can enter and display and sell their art.

The exhibition is for students an adults

"I'm not sure on the candidates policy on sausages," Richard said.

But drinks were high on the public's agenda.

The sausages were donated by Holiday Coast Meats. 

 

Mystery man Joe Lopreiato doesn't win his own staffer's vote

3pm: SARAH-Jane Gibson is also at South Grafton Public School handing out ballot papers for the No Land Tax Group.

However, like most Clarence Valley residents, she does not know much about the group or its candidate Joe Lopreiato. 

Mystery man Joe Lopreiato has employed Sarah-Jane Gibson to hand out ballot papers for him, but he still didn't get her vote.
Mystery man Joe Lopreiato has employed Sarah-Jane Gibson to hand out ballot papers for him, but he still didn't get her vote.

 

So why is Sarah-Jane handing out ballot papers for Joe?

"I was looking for other election work and then their flyer came in the mail," Sarah said.

"You get paid $30 an hour to do it."

Sarah said she had never met Joe and the only thing she knew about the party was they were against tax on holiday properties.

When she accepted the gig she received instructions that told her to refer anyone with questions about the party to their website.

Joe may have bought Sarah's time, but he didn't earn her vote.

Sarah-Jane said she did not vote for Joe.

 

Gulaptis casts his vote

2.30pm: NATIONALS candidate Chris Gulaptis has cast his vote at South Grafton Public School.

Mr Gulaptis said the day had been long and fruitful.

"This is democracy at its best. You get to see how democracy works and you're a part of it," he said.

"Everyone can have a vote and express their opinion."

Mr Gulaptis's son Jarrad Gulaptis was also at South Grafton Public School handing out ballot papers for his dad.

"Family support, it goes without saying," Jarrad said.

"I'm up here from Sydney for the week."

Jarrad said he had been at the school all day.

 



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