Assessing Voting Trends in the 2008 Mayo By-Election

Page, James S. (2008) Assessing Voting Trends in the 2008 Mayo By-Election. Online Opinion: Australia's Ejournal of Social and Political Debate, Domestic (Published 15 September 2008).


By-elections offer a tempting opportunity to assess voting trends, although variables such as low voter turnout and increased number of candidates make assessment of trends difficult. This study uses the precentage of mean first preference vote share as a mechanism for assessing voting trends from the 2008 Mayo By-election.

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ID Code: 14863
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: No
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Keywords: mean vote share, mean first preference vote share, Mayo By, election, Liberal Party, Greens, Family First Party, Conservatives for Climate Change and Environment, Australian Democrats
ISSN: 1442-8458
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > POLITICAL SCIENCE (160600) > Australian Government and Politics (160601)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Social Change Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 James S. Page
Copyright Statement: This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License: Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 2.0 Generic
Deposited On: 15 Sep 2008 00:00
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 13:04

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