Elections Nova Scotia quietly posted the poll-by-poll results of  the October 8 Nova Scotia election on its website last Thursday Preliminary poll-by-poll results are normally released immediately after the vote, but this year, for the first time in living memory, elections bureaucrats decided to keep the detailed results to themselves for three weeks. The only explanation offered was that the Chronicle-Herald wasn't interested in publishing them (as it had traditionally), so Chief Electoral Officer Richard P. Temporale decided no one else could have them either. Aside from this inexcusable delay, the agency did a good job of presenting the tallies, making them available in...

Redistribution has changed the boundaries of most of the 51 ridings to be contested in next week's Nova Scotia election. For the benefit of number-crunching geeks like us, Elections Nova Scotia has thoughtfully projected the poll-by-poll results of the 2006 2009 election (or any subsequent byelection) onto the new electoral districts, and published the results in PDF format. The chart shows how many votes each candidate would have received if the current boundaries had been in effect at the time of the 2006 2009 election. Here are the results, sorted by riding name (red = Liberal winner; blue = PC): Here they...