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What Is An Informal Vote?

An informal vote is one that has been incorrectly completed or not filled in at all. They are not counted towards any candidate.

According to Section 268 of the Commonwealth Electoral Act (1918), a vote is informal if: [Read more…]


Informal Voting In The 2007 Federal Election

This is a report by the Australian Electoral Commission containing an analysis of informal voting at the 2007 House of Representatives election.

The report includes aggregate statistics by state and territory, as well as detailed statistics on a seat-by-seat basis. [Read more…]


Informal Voting In The 2004 Federal Election

This is an analysis of informal voting during the 2004 Federal Election.

Written by Gina Dario and published by the Australian Electoral Commission, the reports provide detailed statistics on informal votes in the House of Representatives election.

The first document contains aggregate figures and information. The second provides detailed statistics on a seat-by-seat basis.

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