Saturday, May 06, 2017

Glenurquhart Road Bingo - a reluctance to use all the preferences?

Here at Gurn HQ we continue to check out the data that was posted on line by Highland Council after the election counts yesterday.  It seems a lot of people didn't bother in going all the way down to 10th preference. Here's a graph we made up from the numbers obtained online.

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471 people were content to vote for only  one candidate even though there were four to chose from. We can see too how the figure drops rapidly away. 2888 people didn't want to make a fourth choice and look how it drops away even more dramatically after that. At least more people bothered to go to the poll this time 52% as opposed to 44% in 2012.

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