The AEC today publicly released the information available to the AEC about the voting preferences of the missing votes from the first WA Senate count.
This information is recorded by the AEC as part of standard vote counting procedures.
The missing votes came from one polling place in the Division of Forrest (Bunbury East) and three polling places from the Division of Pearce (Henley Brook, Mt Helena and Wundowie). A fifth category – a small number of provisional votes – were cast in the Division of Pearce and were informal.
Final data integrity checking undertaken prior the distribution of preferences (to determine elected Senators on Saturday 2 November) found that five fewer votes were missing from Bunbury East than had been earlier reported. Voters’ preferences for the 1,370 votes unable to be located, checked, verified or included in the recount are shown below:
|Division||Forrest||Pearce||Total ballot papers|
|Polling Place||Bunbury East||Henley Brook||Mt Helena||Wundowie||Provisional Count 1|
|D||Help End Marijuana Prohibition||7||7|
|G||Shooter and Fishers||14||14|
|J||Secular Party of Australia||1||1|
|L||The Wikileaks Party||6||5||11|
|M||Katter's Australian Party||2||1||3|
|N||Family First Party||11||11|
|O||No Carbon Tax Climate Sceptics||1||1||2|
|Q||Stop the Greens||3||3|
|S||The Greens (WA)||112||112|
|T||Animal Justice Party||12||9||21|
|Z||Australian Labor Party||164||164|
|Sub-total formal votes||151||350||393||356||0||1250|
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