Western Australia conducts redistributions of the state electoral boundaries every four years, so each election sees a new set of electoral boundaries.The recent redistribution did not see any dramatic changes in seats. We did not see a rural seat...
Early voting will open on Wednesday in the Western Australian state election, with pre-poll voting open for the better part of three weeks.Over the last year we have seen radical changes in the way people choose to cast their...
We're back for 2021, and on this week's podcast Ben is joined by Christine Cunningham and Martin Drum to get us up to speed on Western Australian state politics and the early stages of the campaign for March's state...
I spent some time over the summer compiling new datasets for some of the elections held in 2020. At the moment I have published the data for the Queensland and ACT elections as well as a dataset containing results...
Western Australia's upper house still uses the discredited group voting ticket system to distribute preferences, the same system last used for the Senate in 2013. This system has encouraged a proliferation of candidates and parties running in the upper...
Nominations closed in Western Australia on Friday, with a record number of candidates nominating in both houses.463 candidates have nominated for the Legislative Assembly, up from 415 in 2017, which was itself a substantial record. 325 candidates have nominated...
Nominations will close later today for the Western Australian state election (12pm WA time).I have been keeping up a list of candidates who have announced they are running for my election guide.The list features 266 candidates for the lower...
The summer break is over for the Tally Room, and I'm back with a big new project: the guide to the 2021 Western Australian state election is now complete.This state election is scheduled for Saturday March 13, and will...

That’s it for 2020

Now that I've finished posting about all of the redistributions happening at the moment, I'll be bringing down the shutters on this blog for the next month or so.Be assured a lot will be going on in the background...
Just as the South Australian redistribution finishes, and alongside a state redistribution in New South Wales and two federal redistributions, the starters pistol has been fired in the Victorian state redistribution.The redistribution will be conducted based on the enrolment...