Voters were like bored kids in class on election day -- here are the ballot papers to prove it

Photo: Instagram.

The 2016 election campaign was described as one of the dullest political races in Australia in living memory – right up until the result.

And if the ballot papers are anything to go by, voters were uninspired and resorted to tongue-in-cheek etchings and voting informally — classic bored child in the classroom behaviour.

Here are a few examples.

With the final State of Origin test of the 2016 series yet to play, it seems rugby is of more concern than politics for some

Other’s have been drinking too much of Beyonce’s Lemonade

Meanwhile, with the finale of Game of Thrones airing last week, some would like to see Jon Snow leave his post as new king of the north to give us a hand Down Under

Real mature

I'm sorry but tell me you didn't think of doing this today when you voted. #ausvotes #auspol #immatureparty

A photo posted by Steve Philp (@steve_philp) on

Is this a metaphor?

I n v a l i d v o t e s b o y s #ijustwantmilkthattasteslikerealmilk #auspol

A photo posted by dalla (@dalla02) on

Goes to show Australians have been more interested in the US election than their own

Innuendo, much?

Yes yes yes I know it's juvenile but there has to be some small reward for voting below the line #auspol #ausvotes

A photo posted by Kel Handley (@kelhandley10) on

Apparently theses are the better kind of parties

For many, voting was just #monkeybusiness

So far, it looks like these votes have attributed to a number of surprises and shocks in the senate, which now looks like a disorderly nightmare for whoever gets into office.

From the redebut of controversial anti-immigration campaigner Pauline Hanson, to the election of broadcaster Derryn Hinch for the Derryn Hinch Justice Party. Simon Thomsen has more here.

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