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 events of the day.
Articles from The Tally Room
Ben is joined by William Bowe from the Poll Bludger to talk about all of the recent redistributions. For further reading:
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.
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.
Ben is joined by Kate Crowley and Mike Lester to discuss the upcoming Tasmanian state election.
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 to particularly focus today on its tradition of being dominated by independents.
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 Labor. The Shooters polled 22%, and the margin for the Nationals against the Shooters was just 3.2%.
We’ve now got results for the three non-metropolitan regions for the Western Australian Legislative Council, with the metropolitan regions due to be decided after the Easter long weekend.
I have now finished the first part of my Tasmanian election guide, with profiles posted for all five House of Assembly electorates.
These guides feature maps of the 2018 results, tables showing the results broken down by each part of the seat, a history of each electorate and a list of candidates. Each page has its own comment section.