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How-to-votes banned at booths for NSW council elections

October 26, 2021 - 15:45 -- Admin

Throughout the most recent outbreak of COVID-19 in New South Wales there has been a lack of information about how the election process would be adapted to deal with the risk of infection, apart from postponing the election for three months.

The Electoral Commission had announced plans to make the spaces inside polling places safer, with the same techniques we’d all be familiar with.

How enrolment trends are playing out in Sydney councils

October 19, 2021 - 11:00 -- Admin

Last week I put up a number of posts analysing enrolment data in the Greater Sydney region, with a focus on Camden and Blacktown. This is my last post on the topic, looking at a number of other councils.

While I made a number of charts and maps, the most useful one was the one showing the enrolment by ward for a particular council over time. It makes it easy to see the impact redistributions had on population trends, and how population growth has been distributed within a council.

Camden Council’s population transformation

October 13, 2021 - 11:00 -- Admin

On Monday, I posted about the trends in population growth across Sydney as seen in the NSWEC enrolment data, with a particular focus on Camden, which has more than doubled in size over the last fourteen years.

This growth in population has not been even, but has rather been concentrated at the northern end of the council, totally transforming the political geography of the area.