I had to vote yesterday. Voting is mandatory here, and I think there are pros and cons to that, but yesterday I witness a hell of a lot of cons. Despite what you might assume, the act of getting every person in Australia through the voting process in one day goes a lot better than you might think. As far as queues go, I got near the front pretty quick.
But when I got near the front, the line stopped after having moved nicely until then. Why? There were two massively fat, African women complete with full body Islamic rags and they are sitting at the front of the line because standing is too hard. Literally all you have to do there is state your name so they can cross you from the list and they give you a piece of paper to draw numbers on. Apparently this takes over 10 minutes because that's how long they were sat there trying to decide what their name is.
Eventually they were directed to another area marked "Declaration Votes" which I can only assume is where you go to vote with help when you are completely illiterate and don't speak the language to the point where you don't even know your own name. When drawing the numbers 1-6 is too difficult because you didn't bother to learn English, we offer help to ensure that, if you have no respect for our country, our values, our language, our people, or our culture, you can participate in deciding its future.
I must have been there for over an hour from start to finish and I think I saw half a dozen people who I would like voting. Nothing but blubbery bodies, blank and vacant stares, foreign languages, and complete morons.