I spent the bulk of election eve outside the Pre-Polling Place in Shepparton, before I began putting up my corflute signs outside polling places - an enormous thank you again goes to Ruth Johnson for offering to put up 11 of them for me.
I visited Longwood, Avenel, Nagambie and Murchison. Then attended the 11th birthday celebrations for Goulburn Valley Pride. I then spend the night and into the morning putting up corflutes across the electorate - stopping for a short nap in Dookie and ending up in Nanneella by 7:30am.
Next, I went back to Euroa to take my Mum to vote, vote myself and give my sister more flyers to hand out. Then went to Wanganui Park Secondary College and handed out flyers for a few hours. I later visited Gowrie St Primary School and Bouchier Street Primary, before returning to Euroa as the sun went down to spend the final 45mins of polling handing out flyers at my local booth.
I'm now at home watching the results telecast on the ABC looking forward to catching up on some sleep! I can't begin to list all of the people I need to thank - there are those who have given me moral support, a few who have bought me food as encouragement, the 200+ people who signed my nomination form, all of my Facebook 'likers' and 'commenters', everyone to stopped for a chat during the campaign, all of the businesses who allowed me to hang around outside distributing flyers, everyone who voted for me or gave me a high preference, my fellow candidates for a generally good and clean campaign... I'd also like to apologise to anyone who found me somewhat vague today, given I've been surviving on approx. 45mins sleep. It's been a great experience and I'm looking forward to watching the results roll in!
UPDATE: 77 of 80 booths have been counted and I've received over 1000 first preference votes. I'm pretty happy with that, given 2 months ago nobody knew I existed