At 12pm tonight, the comments section on this site will (largely) stop accepting comments. The reason for this is that the electoral law and the electoral commission are quite clear. On election day you may not urge others to vote or not vote a particular way.
This means that we won’t accept comments on this site as a simple way to ensure that no-one may use this site to violate the law or to get this site into trouble. Besides you all should be out working for parties to turn the vote out.
In the morning, I’ll put a post up where people may leave private non-displayed and fully moderated comments up. This will be to report violations of electoral law.
Bearing in mind some of the dirty politics that has been going on, I’m rather expecting to hear of allegations country wide. If you see something whiffy, then put it up ideally with the photos. This site works fine with most smartphones and tablets.
If I do not think that it is likely to be an electoral issue then I’ll leave it hidden after the election period. If I don’t then I’ll also be on the line to whoever I think can get it rectified.
Remember that parties are entitled to and should provide scrutineers at booths. They aren’t allowed into interfere much and especially not with the polling staff. They are allowed to challenge (but usually they should just note down violations and complain later).
I voted last weekend especially so I could sit at home and do this task. The only problem is that I still haven’t modified the code. 😈
BTW: If you get a cool snap of election day, put that up as well. We’ll montage them sometime after 7pm after comments go back on line.
Updated: Woke up with a fuzzy head, a throat cold and a cough. This coding will have to wait. In the meantime, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org