Some interesting statistics in the latest issue of The Tally Board from the Australian Electoral Commission which show how important the internet has become for basic information about elections.
During the 2007 federal election, there were more than 3.2 million visitors to the AEC website and over 14.4 million page views. This compares to over 800 000 visitors who viewed more than 6.8 million pages at the 2004 election.
The AEC received more than 43 million website hits to its Virtual Tally Room on election night. This equates to more than three website hits for every enrolled elector in the country in one night alone.
For those who liked election trivia, Brisbane had the busiest polling booth in the country, with Algester State School (in the seat of Oxley) issuing 7105 votes on election day.
This is still not the busiest polling booth though. That title goes to London, which had 16 226 votes cast, followed by Hong Kong, which had 10 456.