Name the issues your vote hangs on at this Federal election

POLITICAL parties like to tell us what the issues are for any election, but what are the issues your vote will hang on come polling day on September 7?

The Northern Star is considering a series of live web chats in the lead-up to the election focusing on specific issues that matter to voters in the Page and Richmond electorates.

The plan is to run three or four live chats moderated by experts in the various fields where you can ask questions and candidates in the two electorates can state their positions.

Nominate the three issues most important to you from the web poll below or, if there's an issue you want discussed, nominate it in the comments section on this story.

The issues named by readers as the most important for the region will be the ones the web chats focus on.

Issues included in this poll are ones that have been listed by readers as priorities on The Northern Star's Facebook page.

What are your top three election issues?

This poll ended on 09 August 2013.

Current Results

Health

10%

Economy/budget deficit

8%

National Broadband Network

6%

Coal seam gas

10%

Employment

3%

Superannuation

3%

Cost of living (including council rates, taxes, electricity prices, housing costs)

13%

Welfare

1%

Tobacco and alcohol taxes and regulation

0%

Environment/climate change (including renewable energy)

9%

Asylum seekers

8%

Gay marriage

1%

National Disability Insurance Scheme

2%

War in Afghanistan

0%

Government accountability

7%

Live animal exports

1%

Import duties

0%

Education

5%

Pacific Highway upgrade

5%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.



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