Darwin stubbies on ice

As Charles Richardson noted in Crikey last week, "as far as election watching goes, a Territory election is a good one for beginners because everything happens in miniature: smaller seats than anywhere else (4,000-5,000 voters in each), fewer of them (25), fewer candidates (only two or three in most seats), and less than three weeks of campaigning". The Poll Bludger is taking advantage of this state of affairs to apply a new degree of sophistication to his election night results watching, having mapped out a spreadsheet of booth results to calculate swings as the results come in without having to take Antony Green’s word for it (I am assuming that the NT Electoral Commission will be so good as to provide booth results on their website). Tonight this site will provide a running real-time commentary on these results on this site as quickly as his touch-typing skills (85wpm) and FTP upload speed will allow.

Author: William Bowe

William Bowe is a Perth-based election analyst and occasional teacher of political science. His blog, The Poll Bludger, has existed in one form or another since 2004, and is one of the most heavily trafficked websites on Australian politics.