Editorial | Consider candidate options before voting

Fewer than three weeks remain until the Queensland state government elections and the contest for seats in parliament is unfolding rapidly.

Voters are also no doubt considering their options for when they cast their vote. 

Having the right to vote is a privilege denied to many people around the world.

It is a right that should never be taken for granted and votes should never be cast flippantly.

For this reason, voters must reach out to candidates, find out who they are and what they stand for before heading to the polling place.

There are many candidates contesting the seats in which Jimboomba Times readers live, and before the month is out, some will have a mandate to act in the best interests of these electorates and their people.

Multiple candidates serve communities well, because democracy is best practised when there is plenty of choice for voters to consider; but it also means voters are presented with a plethora of election promises and motherhood statements, which is to be expected during any election campaign.

However, promises are one thing – delivering on them is another.

Jimboomba Times is therefore asking readers to send us the questions they would like to ask candidates. We will put forward a selection of them and report candidate responses in video and print formats.

Email your questions to jtnews@fairfaxmedia.com.au, type “candidate question” into the subject line, and include your name, electorate and contact number. 

Then watch jimboombatimes.com.au for candidate responses, come to know who your candidates are, what they stand for and how likely they are to deliver on their promises.

Candidates may have only 17 days left to win votes but the voters also still have as many days left to fully consider who they believe would be the most suitable person to help guide their electorate.