It’s the day after the Voice to Parliament referendum.
Here’s a quick recap of what happened after the polls closed.
What was the result ?
The referendum was defeated — a result which was announced quite early in the evening.
ABC analysts Antony Green and Casey Briggs announced the result at 7:25 p.m. AEDT — just over an hour after polls closed in most Eastern states.
Tasmania was the first to be declared a no state, followed by New South Wales and South Australia.
Because at least four states needed to vote yes for the referendum to be successful, the ABC declared defeat before results were known for the other three states.
At this point, polling stations hadn’t even closed yet in Western Australia.
Which states and territories voted no?
- New South Wales
- North territory
- South Australia
- Western Australia
Which states and territories voted yes?
How did my electorate vote?
There are 151 federal electors in Australia and we can show you how they voted.
Here we have a state-by-state breakdown of the voter results, where you can compare the results on a map.
And the ABC results page has a box where you can search for your electorate – just scroll down.
Here’s a map that shows you at a very quick glance — the No votes are shown in orange while the Yes, it’s purple.
How do I know which electorate I belong to?
The results are broken down by federal electorate, which is different from your state’s electorate.
You can find out which electorate you belong to by going to the Australian Electoral Commission website.
Scroll to the bottom of the page, enter your postcode or region in the ‘Find Federal Voters’ box, select the postcode, locality or suburb and press the ‘Search’ button.
How much did the referendum cost?
The AEC estimates that the cost of the referendum will be around $450 million, but we do not have the exact figure.
Costs for federal elections and referendums are listed on the AEC website.however, it has not yet been updated to include this referendum.
The federal government provided $364 million in the latest budget to hold the referendum.
What is happening now?
There will be no changes to the constitution.
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese gave a speech after the referendum defeat, saying the result was “not the end of reconciliation”.
“In the coming months, I will have more to say about our government’s renewed commitment to closing the gap,” Mr Albanese said.
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