What will the state election mean for you?

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With the state election date set for 15 March, now is the time to think about how you would like to influence outcomes for your organisation, or simply to make Tasmania a better place.

Arguably Tasmanians haven’t had such an opportunity to influence the electoral process since 1998.

That’s because for the first time in many years, the polls are showing that we are in for a real fight from both the major parties if they are to win office.

While elections come and go every four years or so in Tasmania, when there is a very real spectre of change in the governing party, there is a very real opportunity to influence the direction either party may take.

And, if the reported polling is anything to go by, it is certainly showing that a change in the governing party is likely.

However, that does not mean it is a forgone conclusion and coupled with the vagaries of the Hare-Clarke system and wild-cards such as the Palmer United Party, the final election result is still up for grabs and so is a great opportunity to not only get your message out there, but also to know that it will be listened to by all political parties.

To influence this process is sometimes as easy as making a phone call or using the opportunity when there is a knock at the door by your local member.

However, if you want to have a serious tilt at influencing the election outcome then a well thought out strategy, designed to achieve the maximum impact for your message, is the best way to go.


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