Voting starts on Monday in the Australian Capital Territory election, with election day to be held on October 17.
Voters will be electing twenty-five members of the Legislative Assembly across five electorates using the Hare-Clark proportional voting system.
The current government is led by Labor’s Andrew Barr, with one Greens minister. The current Assembly includes twelve Labor MLAs, eleven Liberals and two Greens.
The Liberal Party is very close to winning a twelfth seat in Murrumbidgee. Indeed you can argue that the increase in the Liberal vote in this electorate has turned the second Greens seat into a notional Liberal seat. But it will be a lot harder for the Liberals to win a thirteenth seat to win a majority and form government (likely in Yerrabi in the north).
You can click through to read each electorate’s guide here:
You can also use the following map to click on any electorate, and then click through to the relevant guide.
I will be back in a week or so with an ACT election preview episode of the podcast, and I will be live-blogging on election night, so stay tuned.
This work is made possible by the support of the generous people who support this website via Patreon. If you find this useful, please consider signing up as a donor via Patreon.