We’re nonetheless 4 hours away from polls closing, so let’s get again to these early and postal voting numbers whereas we will.
The 1,908,400 early voters symbolize almost half of the state’s total electoral function – 43.4 per cent of the overall 4,394,465 registered voters, to be exact.
The Victorian Electoral Fee additionally acquired some 586,208 functions for a postal vote. Between the 2, that is greater than 56 per cent of voters within the state who will not have voted on election day at present.
That would make for fairly a late end result tonight, significantly if it appears to be like like being an in depth contest. Staffing for counting votes at early polling locations is a bit totally different to that at polling centres that are open on the day so, as a normal rule, the extra early votes solid, the later we’ll obtain a end result.