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

Updated: 30 May 2013

Tasmania

Bass | Braddon | Denison | Franklin | Lyons

B

Bass

(Demographic rating: Provincial)

Key statistics
  No. % Swing from 2007 (%)
Enrolled 71 686
Turnout 68 216 95.16 -1.14
Informal votes 2 714 3.98 0.75
Type of vote cast
  Formal votes (no.) Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Ordinary (a) 56 302 2 468 58 770 4.20
Absent 2 300 84 2 384 3.52
Postal 5 070 103 5 173 1.99
Pre-poll 1 757 51 1 808 2.82
Provisional 73 8 81 9.88
Total 65 502 2 714 68 216 3.98

(a) Comprises 54 716 votes cast at 51 static polling places, 3 082 votes cast at two pre-poll centres, and 972 votes cast through five Special Hospital Teams.

Informal votes by category
Category No. %
Totally blank 936 34.5
Incomplete numbering – Number '1' only 551 20.3
Incomplete numbering – Other 35 1.3
Ticks and crosses 289 10.6
Other symbols 9 0.3
Non-sequential numbering 113 4.2
Scribbles, slogans and other protest vote marks 747 27.5
Illegible numbering 7 0.3
Voter identified 1 0.0
Other 26 1.0
Total 2 714 100.0
Polling places with highest and lowest informality (a)
  Polling Place Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Highest % informal Ravenswood 173 2 041 8.48
Lowest % informal Windmill Hill 9 873 1.03

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

Braddon

(Demographic rating: Rural)

Key statistics
  No. % Swing from 2007 (%)
Enrolled 71 576
Turnout 68 466 95.65 -0.63
Informal votes 2 961 4.32 1.14
Type of vote cast
  Formal votes (no.) Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Ordinary (a) 57 232 2 743 59 975 4.57
Absent 2 068 90 2 158 4.17
Postal 4 160 65 4 225 1.54
Pre-poll 1 970 54 2 024 2.67
Provisional 75 9 84 10.71
Total 65 505 2 961 68 466 4.32

(a) Comprises 55 837 votes cast at 74 static polling places, 3 602 votes cast at five pre-poll centres, and 536 votes cast through four Special Hospital Teams.

Informal votes by category
Category No. %
Totally blank 984 33.2
Incomplete numbering – Number '1' only 591 20.0
Incomplete numbering – Other 0 0.0
Ticks and crosses 396 13.4
Other symbols 3 0.1
Non-sequential numbering 81 2.7
Scribbles, slogans and other protest vote marks 854 28.8
Illegible numbering 12 0.4
Voter identified 1 0.0
Other 39 1.3
Total 2 961 100.0
Polling places with highest and lowest informality (a)
  Polling Place Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Highest % informal Rosebery 43 445 9.66
Lowest % informal Divisional Office (PREPOLL) 1 330 0.30

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

D

Denison

(Demographic rating: Inner Metropolitan)

Key statistics
  No. % Swing from 2007 (%)
Enrolled 71 350
Turnout 67 294 94.32 -1.21
Informal votes 2 435 3.62 1.12
Type of vote cast
  Formal votes (no.) Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Ordinary (a) 55 584 2 217 57 801 3.84
Absent 2 867 101 2 968 3.40
Postal 4 290 81 4 371 1.85
Pre-poll 1 920 29 1 949 1.49
Provisional 198 7 205 3.41
Total 64 859 2 435 67 294 3.62

(a) Comprises 52 612 votes cast at 47 static polling places, 4 574 votes cast at five pre-poll centres, and 615 votes cast through four Special Hospital Teams.

Informal votes by category
Category No. %
Totally blank 864 35.5
Incomplete numbering – Number '1' only 333 13.7
Incomplete numbering – Other 78 3.2
Ticks and crosses 169 6.9
Other symbols 18 0.7
Non-sequential numbering 211 8.7
Scribbles, slogans and other protest vote marks 661 27.1
Illegible numbering 55 2.3
Voter identified 0 0.0
Other 46 1.9
Total 2 435 100.0
Polling places with highest and lowest informality (a)
  Polling Place Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Highest % informal Abbotsfield 109 1 596 6.83
Lowest % informal Special Hospital Team 4 2 191 1.05

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

F

Franklin

(Demographic rating: Outer Metropolitan)

Key statistics
  No. % Swing from 2007 (%)
Enrolled 71 122
Turnout 67 896 95.46 -0.40
Informal votes 2 365 3.48 0.83
Type of vote cast
  Formal votes (no.) Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Ordinary (a) 55 266 2 109 57 375 3.68
Absent 3 513 135 3 648 3.70
Postal 4 706 72 4 778 1.51
Pre-poll 1 924 43 1 967 2.19
Provisional 122 6 128 4.69
Total 65 531 2 365 67 896 3.48

(a) Comprises 53 734 votes cast at 48 static polling places, 3 282 votes cast at four pre-poll centres, and 359 votes cast through two Special Hospital Teams.

Informal votes by category
Category No. %
Totally blank 842 35.6
Incomplete numbering – Number '1' only 428 18.1
Incomplete numbering – Other 22 0.9
Ticks and crosses 241 10.2
Other symbols 7 0.3
Non-sequential numbering 99 4.2
Scribbles, slogans and other protest vote marks 650 27.5
Illegible numbering 18 0.8
Voter identified 0 0.0
Other 58 2.5
Total 2 365 100.0
Polling places with highest and lowest informality (a)
  Polling Place Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Highest % informal Clarendon Vale 62 669 9.27
Lowest % informal Barnes Bay 0 116 0.00

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

L

Lyons

(Demographic rating: Rural)

Key statistics
  No. % Swing from 2007 (%)
Enrolled 72 875
Turnout 69 071 94.78 -0.06
Informal votes 3 316 4.80 1.74
Type of vote cast
  Formal votes (no.) Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Ordinary (a) 54 323 2 949 57 272 5.15
Absent 4 533 215 4 748 4.53
Postal 4 445 87 4 532 1.92
Pre-poll 2 360 58 2 418 2.40
Provisional 94 7 101 6.93
Total 65 755 3 316 69 071 4.80

(a) Comprises 55 002 votes cast at 91 static polling places, 1 924 votes cast at six pre-poll centres, and 346 votes cast through four Special Hospital Teams.

Informal votes by category
Category No. %
Totally blank 1 070 32.3
Incomplete numbering – Number '1' only 692 20.9
Incomplete numbering – Other 36 1.1
Ticks and crosses 345 10.4
Other symbols 25 0.8
Non-sequential numbering 153 4.6
Scribbles, slogans and other protest vote marks 908 27.4
Illegible numbering 29 0.9
Voter identified 0 0.0
Other 58 1.7
Total 3 316 100.0
Polling places with highest and lowest informality (a)
  Polling Place Informal votes (no.) Total votes (no.) % informal
Highest % informal Mole Creek 37 356 10.39
Lowest % informal Glengarry 4 327 1.22

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