How votes in the Victorian state election will be counted

For each Legislative Assembly district, a primary vote count will first be conducted. The primary vote count refers to when the VEC tallies the first preferences of voters in each district. For a candidate to win a district, they must win by an absolute majority. This means that the candidate has to win more than 50 per cent of all formal votes.

If no candidate earns an absolute majority based on first preferences, the VEC will begin a 2CP vote count. This means that the candidate with the lowest number of votes is excluded and their votes are passed to other candidates based on voters’…

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