Proportional Representation Society of Australia
 
Victoria-Tasmania Branch
 
Hare-Clark Proportional Representation Analysis of Victorian Legislative Assembly Polls 1999
 
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Details of Seats versus Votes Overall, for Existing 'Winner-take-all' Single-member Districts & for Hare-Clark PR Districts
 
Graph of Seats versus Votes Overall, for Existing 'Winner-take-all' Single-member Districts & for Hare-Clark PR Districts
 
The graph shows, using final data from the Victorian Electoral Commission, that under the present single-member district system, the Coalition, with 47.02% of the first preference votes, gained 48.86% of seats. The ALP, with 45.57% of the first preference votes, gained 47.73% of seats, leaving only 3.41% of the seats for minor parties and independents, despite their having gained 7.41% of the first preference vote. 
 
Under Hare-Clark the Coalition would gain 47.73% of seats, and the ALP would gain 47.73%, making it clearer that the independents and minor parties, who would gain 4.55% of seats, are in this case the proper decision makers as to which major party should govern. 
 
Details of Votes and Seats in each of the 12 Hare-Clark Multi-member Districts versus the Existing 88 Single-member Districts