[EM] Reply to David Catchpole
s349436 at student.uq.edu.au
Thu Aug 26 15:48:56 PDT 1999
What's not included is the number of votes exhausted while they were
distributed from losing candidates to other losing candidates- which are
of importance, especially when we're talking about the one notion party.
The report (aargh! PDF!) would include details of how optional giving
preferences was... I get the feeling that NSW LC elections are more or
less "optional preferential" in AusPolLang which means that for one's vote
to be valid, only a small number of preferences need be given (this "small
number" may vary from 1 to just over half of the number to be elected to
the number to be elected- it depends).
On Thu, 26 Aug 1999, Donald E Davison wrote:
> - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - August 25 1999, 9 pm
> David Catchpole,
> Thank you for trying to find the numbers.
> If we can find the number of votes each of 21 winning candidates
> received, then it is possible to determine the number of exhausted and
> wasted votes.
> We already know the total number of voters.
> I would also like to know if the voters are required to make a certain
> number of choices.
> Thank you again,
> - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
> >Australian Electoral Commissions have a nasty habit of publishing
> >bugger-all details on the web. I'll try to find the statistical returns
> >in my university library today.
> >Another opportunity to observe large STV elections is coming up with the
> >NSW Local Government elections. Any details you receive on these would be
> >from individual councils' webpages. A place to start would be
> >http://www.nsw.gov.au . An example- Sydney City Council, a
> >geographically small (well, at least compared to Brisbane) inner-city
> >authority, has more than one hundred candidates.
> >On Wed, 25 Aug 1999, Donald E Davison wrote:
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