Wingecarribee Shire results:
|Summary of First Preference Votes|
|% Formal Votes|
|Total Formal Votes Counted||21,421|
|Total Informal Votes||2,655|
|Progressive Total Ordinary Votes||24,076|
Readers outside of this wonderful patch of Democratic Heartland can check their own Council results on this Index Page:
Sydney people will know by now that Clover Moore has "shit it in" as they say.
Keep on annoying Alan Jones;
and keep on "Destroying the Joint".
Incidentally, for the statistically inclined of you (OK at least one reader)
I am about to do the sums on Quotas.
quotaThe number of votes required by a candidate to be elected to the Legislative Council or a Councillor at Local Government Election. It is calculated by adding one to the result of the total number of formal votes divided by the number of vacancies plus one then rounding up any decimals. See proportional representation
Formal Votes obviously get counted (sorted) firstly.
21,421 divided by 9 = 2380 plus one vote = 2381
So, at the end of counting on Day 1 Groups A, C, D, E, F and Duncan Gair (inside the Ungrouped "group") are all assured of election.
The largest cluster of "spare votes" to be distributed is with the L:iberal Party (Group E).
There has been a split in the Liberal Party (if not two splits - with former Councillor Stranger running on his own ticket Group B. With another "split" after Juliet Arkwright named her ticket. So how those "spare votes" get distributed is critical to the outcome of the election.