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The ABC has released several aggregate data sets from the Vote Compass survey run prior to the federal election. Is it also possible to get the (anonymous) raw data, that is the answers to all questions and demographics for each response. This would allow heat maps to be produced, i.e. of response positions on the graph, either overall (demographically weighted), or for specific demographics. It would also allow correlation ...more »
The AEC has been reported as having a program, EasyCount, for calculating election results, into which the raw voting data is entered.
This raw data, as input, should be released, allowing analysis of preference trends, comparison of alternative counting methods, and verification of the AEC software.
Voting data is already anonymous, so there should be no privacy implications.