29 July 2010
Hello there! Below the Line, a little web-based tool I’ve been working on that lets you work out your senate vote for this year’s Australian federal election, has just gone live. Nominations for candidates closed today at 12pm, and at the same time tomorrow those nominations will be declared, followed by the random drawing for the positions on the ballots.
I’ve added data for the senate vote from 2007, so until the full list of candidates and the ballot layouts have been announced by the AEC, you can try the tool based on the last election’s data. Just click the tab at the top right of the page for your state or territory to try it out! I’ll update the site once the 2010 information is available.
The site has been tested in Firefox 3.6, Safari 5, Opera 10.6 and Internet Explorer 8, and I’ve also checked that it’s working in IE 7. If you encounter any problems with the site (which is entirely possible and somewhat likely!), just drop me an email and I’ll try to fix it up as soon as I can.