The election results from Brisbane have been pretty messy so I haven’t tried to stay on top of all of it. At the moment it looks like Labor, the Greens and the independent have retained the 7 wards they currently hold and the LNP is leading in all 19 of their wards.
Articles from The Tally Room
I was planning a deeper analysis looking at the proportion of votes which have reported, and what it tells us about how low the turnout was on election day but unfortunately I’ve had some issues with the data coming out of the ECQ, so I’m going to keep this post a bit simpler as a summary of what we know.
6:00pm – Polls have just closed in the Queensland council elections. I’ll be live-blogging tonight, although it’s worth noting that a very high rate of pre-poll and postal voting means we will likely need to wait to know who is winning close races.
We are still waiting for results from today’s Queensland council elections, but this election is on track to look very different to past elections, with only a small proportion of Queenslanders voting on the day.
Polls have just opened for election day for the Queensland council elections and two state by-elections. Please feel free to use this post to discuss the election. I’ll have a liveblog at 6pm Queensland time.
The biggest election to be held on Saturday will be for the City of Brisbane, which is Australia’s most populous and most powerful local government.
We are now just three days away from the Queensland council elections (along with two state by-elections), and there is more and more evidence that record numbers of voters are casting ballots before election day.
We’ve now got our first case of an Australian election delayed due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Two polls were published yesterday in the Courier Mail pointing towards possibly interesting results in the two Queensland state by-elections due for this Saturday.
Ben is joined by Glenn Kefford and Chris Salisbury from the University of Queensland to discuss the Queensland state by-elections and the City of Brisbane election, as well as the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on these elections.
We recorded this episode remotely from each person’s home so there is a few audio problems on one of the guests’ tracks, but it shouldn’t seriously affect the listening experience.