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...

Tasmania 2021 – morning-after summary

So I don't yet have any maps of the results to provide - the TEC's website provides polling place information in a frustratingly vague format, without lat longs or even unique names for booths. I know I can get that data from somewhere, so...

Tasmania 2021 – election night live

11:10pm - We have received a few pre-poll booths but there really isn't much information. I'm going to wrap up now and I'll return in the morning with an update on the state of the count.The only race really worth watching at this point...

Tasmania 2021 – election day open thread

8:00am - Polls have just opened in the Tasmanian state election, along with the Legislative Council elections for the divisions of Derwent and Windermere. I won't be doing updates during the day today but you can use this post as a place to discuss...

Podcast #52: Redistribution update

Ben is joined by William Bowe from the Poll Bludger to talk about all of the recent redistributions. For further reading:Liveblog of Victorian and WA federal redistributions Post with maps of Victorian and WA federal boundaries South Australian final redistribution New South Wales...

Coming next – the NSW council elections

I am currently working on my next big election guide, and I'd like to let you know what's coming up, and ask for support in getting it done.Sign up on Patreon to support coverage of local council elections.The New South Wales local government elections...

Podcast #51: Tasmanian election preview

Ben is joined by Kate Crowley and Mike Lester to discuss the upcoming Tasmanian state election.This podcast is supported by the Tally Room's supporters on Patreon. If you find this podcast worthwhile please consider giving your support.You can subscribe to this podcast using this RSS...

Federal redistributions – map update

I have finally completed my maps of the draft electoral boundaries for Victoria and Western Australia for the next federal election, three weeks after the boundaries were released.You can download the Google Earth files from my maps page. This is the fourth set of...

Parties and the Tasmanian upper house

The Tasmanian Legislative Council is an oddity amongst elected bodies in Australia. It's the only state upper house elected by single-member electorates, and it is unique in being elected annually, with one sixth elected each year over a six year cycle. But I wanted...

Upper Hunter by-election guide posted

The guide to the 2021 Upper Hunter by-election has now been posted.The seat should be an interesting contest, with both Labor and the Shooters having their eye on the seat.Outgoing Nationals MP Michael Johnsen won by a margin of just 2.6% in 2019 against...