TRIPLE J has recorded its biggest voter turnout in history for this year’s Hottest 100 poll, just days out from the annual countdown.
The popular music poll was mired in controversy last year when the national broadcaster announced it was moving the date to January 27 instead of Australia Day.
The move came about after the radio station held a vote asking its listeners when they would prefer to listen to the countdown.
At the time, Triple J said the move was about listening to its audience and that it would make the countdown more inclusive.
— triple j (@triplej) January 22, 2018
This morning, Triple J revealed that 2,386,133 votes were cast in this year’s Hottest 100 poll – up 5.81% from the previous year.
A statement from the station said 80 per cent of voters were under 30, while the survey was skewed slightly more in favour of women, with 51 per cent of voters identifying as female.
WA recorded the fourth-highest percentage of votes with 11 per cent.
The Hottest 100 kicks off at 9am Perth time on Saturday, January 27 on Triple J.