The Electoral Commission has the not entirely surprising news that they’re pulling the plug on running an election tally room seeing as the votes are all online anyway.
The Electoral Commissioner Ed Killesteyn today announced the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) would not be operating a National Tally Room at the 2013 federal election.
Mr Killesteyn said that the National Tally Room now played no role in the actual delivery of election results but essentially provided a visual backdrop for the media to conduct their election broadcasts. In reality the results are delivered online by the AEC to the media and the wider community through the AEC’s website.
Should make for better election night parties.
Napoleon Kevin ever let us vote)