How you voted in the Voice referendum

MOLESWORTH voters showed the strongest local support for the proposed indigenous voice to parliament in Saturday’s national referendum but none of the 12 Derwent Valley and Central Highlands polling places returned a majority vote in favour of the change to the Constitution.

The referendum asked: “A Proposed Law: to alter the Constitution to recognise the First Peoples of Australia by establishing an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice. Do you approve this proposed alteration?” and the results published by the Australian Electoral Commission show that the local polling booths largely mirrored the national “no” vote.

The “yes” vote struggled at all our local polling places, from a low of 19.76% at Bothwell and a high of 40.38% at Molesworth. The informal vote was low throughout the region, and our smallest polling place – Miena – was also the most accurate, with no informal votes counted among the booth’s total of 176 ballots. The informal vote peaked at just over 3% at Magra.

BOTHWELL
Yes – 65 (19.76%)
No – 264 (80.24%)
Informal – 5 (1.5%)
MIENA
Yes – 36 (20.45%)
No – 140 (79.55%)
Informal – 0 (0%)
DROMEDARY
Yes – 108 (28.35%)
No – 273 (71.65%)
Informal – 7 (1.8%)
MOLESWORTH
Yes – 128 (40.38%)
No – 189 (59.62%)
Informal – 6 (1.86%)
GLENORA
Yes – 81 (27.27%)
No – 216 (72.73%)
Informal – 3 (1%)
NEW NORFOLK
Yes – 629 (32.81%)
No – 1282 (67.09%)
Informal – 37 (1.9%)
GRANTON
Yes – 222 (32.13%)
No – 469 (67.87%)
Informal – 11 (1.57%)
NEW NORFOLK NORTH
Yes – 350 (27.62%)
No – 917 (72.38%)
Informal – 27 (2.09%)
LACHLAN
Yes – 168 (34.71%)
No – 316 (65.29%)
Informal – 6 (1.22%)
OUSE
Yes – 61 (20.68%)
No – 234 (79.32%)
Informal – 4 (1.34%)
MAGRA
Yes – 117 (20.53%)
No – 453 (79.47%)
Informal – 18 (3.06%)
WESTERWAY
Yes – 132 (36.57%)
No – 229 (63.43%)
Informal – 4 (1.1%)

Thanks to the New Norfolk and Derwent Valley News reader who crunched the numbers for us.

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