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Mapping out a majority early vote

June 24, 2022 - 10:00 -- Admin

Now that all of the votes have been counted, I wanted to look at the various methods of casting a ballot, which methods have become more popular, and how the two-party-preferred vote varies depending on when someone casts their ballot.

For the first time in modern Australian history, a majority of votes were cast before election day, with COVID-19 accelerating a long-term trend away from election day voting.

Booth map of the day: the Perth region

June 16, 2022 - 10:00 -- Admin

This map is the largest booth map I’ve published, and it shows the two-candidate-preferred results in eleven of WA’s fifteen seats, and the swings in ten (there being no valid 2CP swing in Curtin).

I’m not sure what exactly I want to focus on with this map, but overall it does show the dramatic scale of Labor’s victory in Perth, where they picked up four extra seats, holding nine out of eleven seats on this map (along with one Liberal and one independent).