Sausage democracy sweeps Australian polls

With voting compulsory in Australia, schools and church halls throw open their doors for the ballot boxes on polling day, providing a willing market for those looking for a snackThe Australian election is on a knife-edge, but there is one concept uniting voters — the prospect of a sizzling sausage sandwich at the polling station Saturday. With voting compulsory in Australia, schools and church halls throw open their doors for the ballot boxes on polling day — providing a willing market for those looking for a snack. “I came for the sausage and bacon and egg,” joked Jaice Pardy, as he tucked into a fresh sandwich for breakfast at a polling station in the Sydney beach suburb of Coogee.

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