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Tasmania 2021: the shift away from election day

May 7, 2021 - 13:24 -- Admin

We don’t yet have final voting figures, but enough has been reported to be able to get a sense of how much of a shift we have seen away from ordinary election day voting.

This has been a long-term trend that accelerated dramatically through 2020 with the COVID-19 pandemic pushing voters to vote early in person or via the post. You can see my numerous blog posts on this topic at this tag.

Tasmania 2021: north and south diverge

May 4, 2021 - 12:00 -- Admin

I’ve been fascinated by how the two halves of Tasmania have moved apart at this election. The Liberal Party lost support overall, but managed to gain swings in the three northern electorates. This has been the culmination of a trend which has seen the gap between the north and south larger than it has been at any point in the last three decades.

Tasmania 2021 – morning-after summary

May 2, 2021 - 08:00 -- Admin

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 rest assured I’ll be back with a big colourful map of the state once it’s available.

For now, I wanted to sum up what happened in yesterday’s election.

Coming next – the NSW council elections

April 23, 2021 - 11:09 -- Admin

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.

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The New South Wales local government elections in September will be the first time that almost every council in the state has faced election on the same day since 2012.