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

Updated: 30 May 2013

Northern Territory

Lingiari | Solomon

L

Lingiari

(Demographic rating: Rural)

Key statistics
  No. % Swing from 2007 (%)
Enrolled 61 168
Turnout 46 409 75.87 -5.39
Informal votes 3 482 7.50 2.65
Type of vote cast
  Formal votes (no.) Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Ordinary (a) 38 950 3 307 42 257 7.83
Absent 868 56 924 6.06
Postal 1 213 29 1 242 2.33
Pre-poll 1 784 76 1 860 4.09
Provisional 112 14 126 11.11
Total 42 927 3 482 46 409 7.50

(a) Comprises 21 199 votes cast at 24 static polling places, 8 304 votes cast at 16 pre-poll centres, 159 votes cast through four Special Hospital Teams, 12 391 votes cast through 21 Remote Mobile Teams and 204 votes cast through a Prison Mobile Team.

Informal votes by category
Category No. %
Totally blank 784 22.5
Incomplete numbering – Number '1' only 744 21.4
Incomplete numbering – Other 205 5.9
Ticks and crosses 361 10.4
Other symbols 55 1.6
Non-sequential numbering 885 25.4
Scribbles, slogans and other protest vote marks 382 11.0
Illegible numbering 17 0.5
Voter identified 2 0.1
Other 47 1.3
Total 3 482 100.0
Polling places with highest and lowest informality (a)
  Polling Place Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Highest % informal Remote Mobile Team 2 128 514 24.90
Lowest % informal Tindal 10 280 3.57

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

S

Solomon

(Demographic rating: Inner Metropolitan)

Key statistics
  No. % Swing from 2007 (%)
Enrolled 59 891
Turnout 53 672 89.62 -2.44
Informal votes 2 716 5.06 2.13
Type of vote cast
  Formal votes (no.) Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Ordinary (a) 45 367 2 514 47 881 5.25
Absent 751 40 791 5.06
Postal 2 002 47 2 049 2.29
Pre-poll 2 685 108 2 793 3.87
Provisional 151 7 158 4.43
Total 50 956 2 716 53 672 5.06

(a) Comprises 38 045 votes cast at 24 static polling places, 9 717 votes cast at six pre-poll centres, 109 votes cast through a Special Hospital Teams and 10 votes cast through a Prison Mobile Team.

Informal votes by category
Category No. %
Totally blank 813 29.9
Incomplete numbering – Number '1' only 475 17.5
Incomplete numbering – Other 87 3.2
Ticks and crosses 432 15.9
Other symbols 9 0.3
Non-sequential numbering 204 7.5
Scribbles, slogans and other protest vote marks 653 24.0
Illegible numbering 42 1.5
Voter identified 1 0.0
Other 0 0.0
Total 2 716 100.0
Polling places with highest and lowest informality (a)
  Polling Place Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Highest % informal Driver 169 2 149 7.86
Lowest % informal Larrakeyah 27 1 106 2.44

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