Federal election guide – now available to Patreon donors

I have just completed the first stage of the guide to the next federal election, and I'm now making it available as a reward for people who support this website, with the guide to be publicly released down the track.The guide so far features...

Questions to be answered in NYC

New York City is currently undergoing their first experience of using ranked-choice voting, otherwise known as preferential voting, in a major election. It is being used for the primaries for the mayor of New York City along with other local offices.The Democratic mayoral primary...

WA federal redistribution finalised, in a sense

The Australian Electoral Commission has announced the final boundaries for Western Australia for the next federal election.While they have announced what changes have been made to the draft boundaries, they have only provided this information through the use of words describing the changes. No...

Upper Hunter by-election live

10:14 - It's looking a decent-sized swing to the Nationals on the two-candidate-preferred vote. The existing margin was 2.6%, but it's looking like the new margin will be something like 7%, bearing in mind that a lot of pre-poll votes are yet to report.I've...

Tasmania 2021 – parties keep improving in the upper house

With the final results now in from the Tasmanian state election, I wanted to go back to a post I wrote in early April about the role of parties in the Legislative Council.The chamber has historically been dominated by independent members, but the two...

Launching the NSW council election guide

Voters in New South Wales will go to the polls on September 4 to elect their local councils for the next three years.I have now completed my guide to the 25 most populous councils in New South Wales. These councils all have a population...

Tasmania 2021: the shift away from election day

We don't yet have final voting figures, but enough has been reported to be able to get a sense of how much of a shift we have seen away from ordinary election day voting.This has been a long-term trend that accelerated dramatically through 2020...

Tasmania 2021: north and south diverge

I've been fascinated by how the two halves of Tasmania have moved apart at this election. The Liberal Party lost support overall, but managed to gain swings in the three northern electorates. This has been the culmination of a trend which has seen the...

Podcast #53: Tasmanian election results

Ben is joined by Kevin Bonham to discuss the results of Saturday's Tasmanian state election.Check out Kevin's analysis of the late counting at his website.This podcast is supported by the Tally Room's supporters on Patreon. If you find this podcast worthwhile please consider giving...

Tasmania 2021 – mapping the vote

As promised, I have put together a map showing the vote at each election-day booth in Tasmania for the three major parties. Thanks to William Bowe's Poll Bludger live results service for being the only place to publish full polling place results in an...