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The great NSW iVote crash

February 24, 2022 - 11:00 -- Admin

The NSW Electoral Commission is currently in court seeking to have three council elections thrown out – not because of any failures on the part of any of the electoral participants, but because of the failure of the Commission’s own voting systems, which resulted in a number of voters failing to cast a ballot.

NSW by-elections – how similar were postals, pre-polls and election day?

February 21, 2022 - 16:06 -- Admin

Saturday saw the first counting of postal votes, a week on from the four by-elections in New South Wales. The postal vote data in all four by-elections confirmed the pre-existing voting trends. In three by-elections, the leading candidate outperformed their pre-existing lead on pre-poll votes, while the Liberal Party did better on postal votes in Bega but still lost the postal vote, thus increasing the lead of the Labor candidate.

NSW by-elections – what comes next?

February 13, 2022 - 10:49 -- Admin

Last night’s counting for the four New South Wales state by-elections probably set some records for the smallest proportion of the total vote to be counted.

There remains a large number of postal votes to be counted, along with quite a few pre-poll votes. In this post I thought I would run through the coming timeline, what I expect is left to be counted and some early trends that we can see about how the vote broke down.