Site by @peterneish
This map displays votes for parties as a heat map. It uses data at the resolution of the polling booth rather than electorate. This means that you can zoom in to see how strong a vote was at an electorate. If you zoom in far enough you can also click on individual booths to get exact percentages of first preferences for each candidate. You can change the party displayed by choosing 'Select Party' in the top menu. There may be a short delay while the map loads the first time you choose a party.
Data is based on first preferences only. Because of the way heatmaps work, if booths are closer together the intensity increases, so to some extent the heat map is determined by the layout of the booths. However, distinct patterns are discernible if you explore the data. Only parties that registered votes in at least 200 booths have been included.
Absentee voting at capital cities booths are mapped at the booth rather than in the electorate that the vote was for, so capital cities tend to show high results for every party.
Data is taken from the Australian Electoral Commission and was last updated 16th September 2013.