What's happening today? Senate preference capture begins

Today, we progress to the next stage of one of the world’s most complex upper house counts. In central Senate scrutiny centres around the country, staff will start capturing and manually verifying the 100m+ preferences on Senate ballot papers.  

The rolling process of receipt of declaration votes and validation against the electoral roll continues. We will also do more postal vote counts (House & Senate) that will be added to the Tally Room throughout the day.

Tally room pages to watch: The big picture, Close seats, TCP unavailable

What's happening

All election day votes and most pre-polls are counted on election night. We can’t count postal votes tonight. Our mantra is 'right, not rushed'.

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