The digital revolution has made the tally rooms unnecessary, and we are worse off for it.
Channel Seven and Channel Nine have said they won't be calling this year's election from the famous tally room -- will the ABC follow suit?
There is a romance about tally rooms, left over from the days of the old wooden tally board and a room buzzing with action. But these days the National Tally Room is just a backdrop for television networks, admits ABC's election analyst Antony Green.
Has the "no boring bits" approach to election night coverage from Seven and Nine killed off the idea of the central tally room in Canberra for future federal elections? asks Glenn Dyer.