Australia: The same-sex survey is not anonymous

Australia: The same-sex survey is not anonymous, by Steve Kates.

We have just received our survey form and on the ballot itself there is a bar code and the bar code is different for my wife’s ballot and mine. So far as I can tell, how I vote will be known to someone at the ABS, and perhaps to many many others.

The accompanying letter does not give me confidence:

“Your response is confidential, by law. It cannot be connected to you. The ABS will destroy all information after the survey is collected.”

Commenter papachango:

No biggie. Everyone who votes Yes has put a picture of their form on Facebo0k, so if you didn’t do this you must have voted No.

hat-tip Matthew