Postals favour the incumbent in Indi

Postal votes are strongly favouring the incumbent in Indi, and seem likely to be enough to get her over the line.

The AEC says it issued 10,465 postal votes for Indi, and has received 9,813. Postal votes can be received up to thirteen days after the election.

There’s a two candidate preferred result available for postals counted so far. Of 1940 formal postals, 57.42 per cent have gone to the incumbent and 42.58 per cent went to the independent.

There are still 7,526 received postals yet to be processed and counted. If they’re all formal and the 2CP proportions hold, that will be 4321 to Mirabella and 3205 to the incumbent, a difference of 1117.

The independent is currently leading by only 764 votes, with all but three booths counted.