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Federal Election 21 August 2010

Australian Electoral Commission

Victor P Taffa

Seats To Watch-Tasmania

How is status defined?

Seat status is based on the two-party preferred vote count (TPP). The two-party preferred vote refers to the number of votes received by the Labor and Coalition candidates after a full distribution of preferences.


The AEC classifies seats using the following business rules: when a party receives less than 56 % of the vote the seat is classified as ‘marginal’ (M); between 56-60 % it is classified as ‘fairly safe’ (FS) and more than 60 % is classified ‘safe’ (S).

Post Redistribution 2009 Tasmania

Division ALP        LP/NP    Elected                   TPP

Bass                       51.03      48.97      ALP        M            ALP

Braddon                52.32      47.68      ALP        M            ALP

Franklin                 54.03      45.97      ALP        M            ALP


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