There’s been a lot of chatter about SA Best and their impact on the SA election, and I will return to them in my next post, but I wanted to focus here on the actual result.
Articles from The Tally Room
I love a good electoral map, that can tell a story about how a seat’s population votes in different ways and how the balance of those communities decides who wins an election. Batman has produced a fascinating map at recent elections, with the Greens dominating south of Bell Street while Labor rules the roost to the north.
Batman by-election results
Rise Up Australia
Polls have now opened in the South Australian state election and the federal Batman by-election, and will be opening in the state by-election in Cottesloe within the next half-hour.
This post is mostly to provide a place to discuss today’s events, but I did want to touch briefly on the two statewide polls released last night for South Australia.
We are now entering the final stages of the Tasmanian election’s preference distributions. After all votes were collected, preferences began to be distributed yesterday, with substantial progress yesterday and today.
Kevin Bonham has been doing a great job of tracking the preference distributions in his liveblogs for the five electorates. I thought I would run through a quick summary.
So we finally have booth breakdowns of the Tasmanian election results – and for the first time these have been published as spreadsheets (rather than PDFs or image files) which made it much easier to analyse.
My estimate at the end of Saturday night was that the Liberal Party had won 13 seats, Labor 8 and the Greens one, with three seats still in play: in Bass, Braddon and Franklin.
I don’t plan to follow these counts in minute detail but thankfully Kevin Bonham is doing this with separate posts for the five electorates. You can read those posts here:
Polls have now opened in the Tasmanian state election. Feel free to use this post to share interesting tidbits or developments throughout the day.
There’ll be another post at 6pm, although I’ll primarily be contributing to the Guardian.
Tasmania’s election is coming up this Saturday (check out my guide here!), and two recent polls suggest the campaign has shifted in favour of the Liberal Party.
Saturday’s Reachtel put the Liberal Party in the lead on 48%, followed by Labor on 32% and the Greens on 12.5%.
Today’s EMRS poll put the Liberal Party on 46%, followed by Labor on 34% and the Greens on 12%.