Media Release

June 20, 2016

Snag yourself the best polling booth this election

You might be enrolled to vote this federal election, but what about your sausage sizzle?

Snagvotes is calling on everyone holding a polling booth barbie on July 2 to make sure it’s registered.

Snagvotes creator, Grant Castner, said it’s a great way to snag a hungry voter and raise money for your local school or community group.

“People can only vote once, but they can snagvote as many times as they like,” he said.

“We might be called Snagvotes but we accept any kind of food stall, including cakes, soups and coffee – even if there’s a couple at the same booth. It’s one place we’d encourage crossing the floor!

“We’re also encouraging Australian embassies overseas to sign up, so ex-pats and travellers can literally get a taste of home when they turn up to vote.”

This is the 10th time Snagvotes has been grilling voters, but the first time an iPhone app has been made available.

Voters can download the free Snagvotes app and with a simple touch of a button find out where and what their closest polling booth is cooking up.

Dr Castner said it’s especially handy for vegetarians, who can see at a glance if veggie options are on the menu.

“And unlike the NBN rollout, Snagvotes already covers all of Australia!” he said.

“Jokes aside, the underlying aim of Snagvotes is to celebrate our democracy and support the hard working volunteers who run sausage sizzles and stalls on Election Day. For many it’s the biggest fundraising day of the year.

“So, get together with your community and enjoy a sausage sanger on July 2 - a great Australian tradition.

“But there’s less than two weeks until polling day and 6,600 booths to fill, so don’t miss your chance to snag the voters!”

For more information and to add your stall, head to www.electionsausagesizzle.com.au

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