Twitter lays claim to the democracy sausage

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AS the 2016 Federal Election campaign enters the home stretch, thoughts inevitably turn to the one choice that divides the electorate and often households: sausage sizzle or cake stall?

Jenny Goodridge, Head of Business Development at Twitter Australia, says this year @TwitterAU, in partnership with Aussie start up Proxima, are helping Aussies find out instantly with a Tweet where their nearest polling station is and, most importantly, what election day treats are available there.

“Users who send a Tweet to @AusPolling and include #ausvotes asking about their nearest polling station, will get an instant personalised response Tweet that includes the location of the nearest polling spot, its accessibility features, and whether there will be a sausage sizzle or cake stall on offer,” Jenny said.

“Twitter is already the place voters come to discuss the election in real-time, with everything from serious policy debate to sharing funny memes and GIFs. Now, voters will be able to make sure they are getting all the polling info, including the location of sausage sizzles and cake stalls, all in real time – making Twitter the one stop location for all Aussie voters.”

To make sure @TwitterAU and Proxima have the most up to date information about polling places and their sausage sizzle and cake stall status, polling stations are being asked to visit register their relevant food facilities at https://docs.google.com/forms/

Voters are encouraged to Tweet pics, videos and Vines from the day using the hashtag #ausvotes.

The feature will become available to Australians next week in the lead up to the election.

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