Senate preferences explained - in graphics

 

THE SENATE can be a confusing place.

 

How do candidates with just a few thousand votes get elected to the House of Review? And how on Earth do all those preference deals work? 

 

Below are a series of graphics to help to explain what happens. The data and display is thanks to the ABC and Geoff Whale.

 

To start an animation, please click on a link below and then hit 'refresh'. This page works best in Chrome.

 

 

           

ACT

NSW

NT

QLD

SA

TAS

VIC

WA

 

 

 

 

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