Voters gobble more than 700 sausages at pre-poll

DEMOCRACY is dish best served with a sausage on bread.

Ipswich scouts have taken advantage of that Australian philosophy in the lead up to Saturday's election and set up a sausage sizzle outside the pre-polling centre next to the council chambers.

In the past three weeks they've sold 700 sausages to voters taking the opportunity to get in early.

High school student Ebony Dunglison, 14 admits she doesn't know much about politics - including who currently holds the position of Prime Minister.

But she does know the $3000 raised for 15 different scout groups across the region from selling sausages will benefit her.

And the scouts are hoping for a rush tomorrow, their last chance to raise more cash from a project that has been the most successful in years.

Tamara Millers (left) and Ebony Dunglison 14 are among a group of 15 clubs who have raised more than $3000 in the past three weeks for Ipswich scouts by selling sausages at the pre-polling booth.
Tamara Millers (left) and Ebony Dunglison 14 are among a group of 15 clubs who have raised more than $3000 in the past three weeks for Ipswich scouts by selling sausages at the pre-polling booth. Rob Williams

Already 6490 people have cast their vote for the federal election with more expected tomorrow before pre-polling closes.

Although Ebony can't vote yet, she's hoping Australia's next leader invests more in schools to ensure students with disabilities have more support during their education.

"Those students need the support the most," Ebony said.

Moreton Region Scouts Commissioner Ken Millers said the money would be used as seed funding to apply for $40,000 worth of grants to upgrade buildings and buy new equipment including canoes.

The pre-polling centre at the WG Hayden Humanities Centre, corner of South and Nicholas Sts, will be open until 6pm, July 1.

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