State Electoral District of HAWKESBURY
Electors Enrolled on 5 March 2007: 46,915
|Count No. 1||Count No. 2||Count No. 3||Count No. 4|
|Candidates||First Preference Votes||PRINGLE Excl.||HOWDEN Excl.||McCOSKER Excl.||% Total Votes|
|2,069 Votes Dist.||2,974 Votes Dist.||7,645 Votes Dist.|
|Votes Dist.||Prog. Total||Votes Dist.||Prog. Total||Votes Dist.||Prog. Total|
|Formal Votes in Count||42,998||766||41,695||1,521||40,242||3,817||36,414||100|
The Preferential Count page displays a progressive count where a candidate with the fewest votes is eliminated and his/her ballot papers are distributed to the remaining candidates according to the next available preference shown on the ballot paper.
To be elected, a candidate must obtain more than 50% + 1 of the total formal votes in the count. First, all the number "1" votes are counted for each candidate. These are called First Preference Votes. If a candidate has more than half the total of First Preference Votes, that candidate is elected.
If no candidate has more than half of the first preferences, the candidate with the fewest votes is excluded. That candidate's votes are moved on to the other candidates according to the second preference (the 2's) shown by the voters on that candidate's ballot papers. Ballot papers which only show a first preference vote are excluded and are not considered as part of the count.
This process progresses excluding the candidate with the fewest votes until one candidate has more than half the total votes remaining in the count and is declared elected.