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About The Tally Room

Hi, I'm Ben Raue, and I run the Tally Room website. I've been running this website since 2008, covering elections in Australia.

The Tally Room is a website which dives into the detail of federal, state, territory and local elections, with useful data and background information to make it easier for readers to understand Australian elections, alongside my own analysis and predictions.

I've published election guides for every state and federal election since 2010. These guides have also been popular places to have discussions about a specific electorate in the comments sections. These guides feature informative maps for each electorate as well as candidate lists, past results and the history and geography of the seat.

I've also been publishing The Tally Room podcast since 2018. This show is up to almost 40 episodes and is often the only place to go for informed analysis and background on Australian elections big and small.

You can find a lot of data about elections at The Tally Room. I've been publishing boundary maps for every Australian state and territory electoral redistribution over the last decade, as well as local government boundaries for most of the country and ward maps for Australia's four biggest states. 

You can also find results from various state and local elections and publishing the results in an easy-to-use format, in my data repository . A lot of these results are hard to access, published as PDFs or even image files. I've aimed to publish them in a single spreadsheet, with matching files listing the polling places with latitudes and longitudes (often not provided by the electoral commission), and full lists of candidates. The most recent elections are available for free, with older datasets available to patrons who give $5 or more per month.

This work was not previously sustainable. Thanks to the support of my patrons I've been able to keep up the basics of the website but there's so much more to do. Your support will be crucial to ensure I can keep putting out the podcast while also providing full coverage of each election.

More donors will also allow me to consider doing new projects - if I can recruit enough new donors I will be looking to start a spin-off election history podcast.

Thanks for reading, and thanks for your support.
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I would like to do a podcast on historical elections. I'm thinking this would start with a series on each federal election from 1901 to 1914. There are also other historical election moments that I am thinking of covering.

I would want to do this properly, which means reading up thoroughly on each election and sourcing my information. This will take quite a bit of time and I won't want it to impinge on the basics of running the Tally Room. So I'll need more donors to take more time off to make it. I think 150 would make it work.
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