NSW Legislative Council

March 2011 State Election.

After 4 months delay and two FOI applications and a complaint to the NSW Office of Information the NSW Electoral Commission finally released and published copies of the preference data file for the March 26, State Election

Orginal Source (NSWEC 622MB zip 3GB Unzipped) - Published on August 3, 2011

Transposed in OpenSTV BLT format (NSW-LC-2011.zip - only 3MB zip 110MB unzipped)

The format of the OpenSTV BLT file is one record for each subset of ballot papers recording the same preference distibution. 

This information was from the detailed preference data file published by the NSW Electoral Commission.  No alteration has been made to the recorded data other then in collation and format.


Analysis:

Based on the published preference data the same results occured using Meek and the Wright System

The Wright system uses a reiterative linear counting process where teh cojnt is reset and restarted on every exclusion. This is the same as if all teh count was undertaken removing all other candidates except the last 22 candidates rmaining in the count wioth only distributiion of surpluses.  It removes the distortion that exists in calculation of surplus transfervaluje and the segmentaion and order of elimination of thr ballot that exists in the Australian Senate system..  In 2007 Queensland Senate election the distortion caused by the method of segmenation in the counting of the vote denied Greens Candidate Larissa Waters representation.

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