Analysis of Informal Voting, House of Representatives, 2010 Federal Election: Appendix F (Australian Capital Territory divisions)

Updated: 30 May 2013

Australian Capital Territory

Canberra | Fraser

C

Canberra

(Demographic rating: Inner Metropolitan)

Key statistics
  No. % Swing from 2007 (%)
Enrolled 124 294
Turnout 117 911 94.86 -1.15
Informal votes 5 755 4.88 2.62
Type of vote cast
  Formal votes (no.) Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Ordinary (a) 100 083 5 275 105 358 5.01
Absent 1 567 121 1 688 7.17
Postal 4 241 121 4 362 2.77
Pre-poll 5 951 223 6 174 3.61
Provisional 314 15 329 4.56
Total 112 156 5 755 117 911 4.88

(a) Comprises 86 407 votes cast at 38 static polling places, 18 548 votes cast at five pre-poll centres, 391 votes cast through three Special Hospital Teams, and 12 votes cast through a Prison Mobile Team.

Informal votes by category
Category No. %
Totally blank 1 597 27.7
Incomplete numbering – Number '1' only 1 708 29.7
Incomplete numbering – Other 0 0.0
Ticks and crosses 917 15.9
Other symbols 2 0.0
Non-sequential numbering 109 1.9
Scribbles, slogans and other protest vote marks 1 236 21.5
Illegible numbering 5 0.1
Voter identified 1 0.0
Other 180 3.1
Total 5 755 100.0
Polling places with highest and lowest informality (a)
  Polling Place Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Highest % informal Oaks Estate 20 157 12.74
Lowest % informal Tharwa 3 129 2.33

(a) Excludes polling places with less than 100 total ordinary votes recorded.

F

Fraser

(Demographic rating: Inner Metropolitan)

Key statistics
  No. % Swing from 2007 (%)
Enrolled 123 647
Turnout 116 712 94.39 -1.28
Informal votes 5 171 4.43 2.07
Type of vote cast
  Formal votes (no.) Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Ordinary (a) 98 921 4 707 103 628 4.54
Absent 1 604 104 1 708 6.09
Postal 4 078 126 4 204 3.00
Pre-poll 6 543 202 6 745 2.99
Provisional 395 32 427 7.49
Total 111 541 5 171 116 712 4.43

(a) Comprises 84 977 votes cast at 41 static polling places, 18 391 votes cast at four pre-poll centres, and 293 votes cast through two Special Hospital Teams.

Informal votes by category
Category No. %
Totally blank 1 669 32.3
Incomplete numbering – Number '1' only 1 261 24.4
Incomplete numbering – Other 83 1.6
Ticks and crosses 618 12.0
Other symbols 3 0.1
Non-sequential numbering 164 3.2
Scribbles, slogans and other protest vote marks 1 230 23.8
Illegible numbering 3 0.1
Voter identified 1 0.0
Other 139 2.7
Total 5 171 100.0
Polling places with highest and lowest informality (a)
  Polling Place Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Highest % informal Special Hospital Team 2 14 115 12.17
Lowest % informal Reid 12 723 1.66

(a) Excludes polling places with less than 100 total ordinary votes recorded.