Postal votes not likely to change Lingiari result

p2338-election-ConnardBy ERWIN CHLANDA

 

Counting of votes cast in Saturday’s Federal elections has resumed today with interstate, postal and absentee votes, as well as recounts, according to Electoral Commission spokesman Michael Sherry.

 

Sitting Member Warren Snowdon (Labor) has claimed victory, and CLP candidate Tina MacFarlane has conceded.

 

However, she is well ahead of Mr Snowdon in the Alice Springs urban booths (see table below), despite his claims to the contrary.

 

Lingiari has an enrollment of 63,082 but only 42,236 votes have been counted so far.

 

In 2013 the enrollment was 65,916 and votes taken was 49,715, which was a turnout of 75%.

 

These include all the votes cast in the two weeks leading up to the election, all early votes, all polling day votes and those received by all mobile teams.

 

It is likely that there will be a significant number of no-shows and informal votes.

 

PHOTO: Greens Senate candidate Michael Connard has a leg to stand on.

 

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