Saturday 28 March 2015

State Electoral District of Myall Lakes

Preference Data for each ballot paper scrutinised at the election (including informal papers).

Electors Enrolled as on 28/03/2015: 54,796

The link below is a download link and contains a zip file with all Legislative Assembly preference markings for the district of Myall Lakes.

LA Preferences

Contribution of Preferences from First Preference Candidate Report

Each record in the file represents a preference marking. The format has been determined to allow the greatest flexibility for analysis using excel pivot tables. The file has the following format and can be readily imported into an excel spreadsheet as a tab delimited file.

Field Name Field Value Data Type
DistrictShort District NameVarchar, not null
PollingPlaceNameThis field holds either the Venue name where vote is taken for a polling place or pre-poll or is 'Declared Institution' which holds all the votes for all venues within each district or 'Absent', 'Enrolment', 'iVote', 'Postal', 'Provisional/Silent'.Varchar, not null
BPNumberVirtual ballot paper id, uniquely identify a ballot paper with in a contest. Not a unique record id.Integer, not null
FormalityIdentifies if ballot paper is Formal or Informal.Varchar, not null
CandidateNameCandidate name as shown on the ballot.Varchar, not null
PrefMarkingPreference marking as seen on ballot paper either a series of numbers comprising characters 0 to 9 or / or xVarchar or null
PrefCountedPreference number as interpreted from preference marking used in count. Must be an integer greater than Zero. Only shown where the formality of the ballot paper is Formal.Integer, not null

The formality rules used to determine the formality in the above file are LA Formality Rules [240 KB PDF]

The legislation defining the LA count can be found at Constitution Act - Seventh Schedule Conduct of Legislative Assembly elections