|PROPORTIONAL REPRESENTATION ANALYSIS:|
|1999 POLLS FOR 54TH LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF VICTORIA|
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|Hare-Clark Proportional Representation Seats||42||4||3||39||88|
|Present Single-member "Winner-take-all" Seats||42||3||7||36||88|
|FIRST PREFERENCE VOTES||1,289,696||209,647||135,930||1,194,998||2,830,271|
|% of Hare-Clark Proportional Representation Seats||47.73%||4.55%||3.41%||44.32%||100.00%|
|% of Present Single-member "Winner-take-all" Seats||47.73%||3.41%||7.95%||40.91%||100.00%|
|FIRST PREFERENCE VOTES||45.57%||7.41%||4.80%||42.22%||100.00%|
|Under a Hare-Clark electoral
system with the grouping of seats suggested the Coalition parties would
have gained 47.73% of the Assembly seats with 47.02% of the first preference
votes State-wide. The ALP would have gained the same percentage of the
seats, but with 45.57% of the state-wide vote. Because neither major party
was sufficiently well-supported by the voters to deserve Government by
itself, the choice of which major party would govern would be made by three
of the MLAs in the 'Others' category agreeing to support a Government.
The 'Others' category gained 7.41% of the vote.
The balance of the Parliament would not be disturbed as a result of seats becoming vacant, as Hare-Clark vacancies are filled not by a by-election poll, but by a re-examination, by the Electoral Commission, of the ballot-papers that formed the quota of votes that elected the vacating candidate at the last General Election.
The seat of Frankston East was not filled on 18th September 1999, as one of the candidates died on polling day, so a supplementary poll was not held until 16th October. In multi-member proportional representation systems such as that for Tasmania's Assembly, there is no fresh poll in such situations. If the death is before polling day counting proceeds by using the next available preferences. If the death is on or after polling day, the usual casual vacancy countback procedure above is conducted by the Electoral Commission.