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WA 2021 – candidate update

February 12, 2021 - 11:00 -- Admin

Nominations will close later today for the Western Australian state election (12pm WA time).

I have been keeping up a list of candidates who have announced they are running for my election guide.

The list features 266 candidates for the lower house, as well as 63 different groups running across the six upper house regions.

Victorian state redistribution kicks off

December 22, 2020 - 12:00 -- Admin

Just as the South Australian redistribution finishes, and alongside a state redistribution in New South Wales and two federal redistributions, the starters pistol has been fired in the Victorian state redistribution.

The redistribution will be conducted based on the enrolment figures as of November 30, and each electorate must be drawn to be within 10% of the average based on that data. That average is 48,625 voters.

ACT 2020 – how people voted

November 9, 2020 - 10:30 -- Admin

It’s now been over three weeks since the ACT election, and I have pulled together the statistics on how the Covid-19 pandemic affected how people choose to vote.

There was a massive surge in pre-poll voting, necessitating a collapse in the election day vote. There was also a more modest increase in postal voting, on top of a record high postal vote in 2016.