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ACT 2020 – how people voted

November 9, 2020 - 10:30 -- Admin

It’s now been over three weeks since the ACT election, and I have pulled together the statistics on how the Covid-19 pandemic affected how people choose to vote.

There was a massive surge in pre-poll voting, necessitating a collapse in the election day vote. There was also a more modest increase in postal voting, on top of a record high postal vote in 2016.

NZ cannabis referendum finalised

November 7, 2020 - 08:19 -- Admin

The results of the New Zealand election were finalised yesterday, with the reporting of the special votes.

The final result saw the National Party lose two seats, with Labour gaining a 65th seat, and the Māori Party gaining a second seat.

But today I’m more interested in the results of the referendums held alongside the election.

The first referendum, on voluntary euthanasia, was very decisive, but the second referendum on legalising cannabis, was very close.

QLD 2020 – mapping the results

November 1, 2020 - 11:36 -- Admin

There hasn’t been a great deal of time to dive into the results, but I’ve grabbed the seat-level votes and swings as of this morning.

I’ve put together a couple of maps showing the primary vote swings for the Greens and One Nation, and the two-party-preferred swings. I’ve also grouped seats by region to get a sense of the geography of the result.

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