1999 Site Selection Results

Site Selection for the 1999 Worldcon was conducted by L.A.con III, the 1996 Worldcon. The bidders were Australia in 1999 and Worldcon in Zagreb 1999. Australia in 1999 won with a substantial majority on the first ballot and went on to run Aussiecon 3.

The results:
Bidder Mail-In Thurs Fri Sat Total
Australia in 1999 260 62 152 334 808
Worldcon in Zagreb 1999 27 13 34 84 158
Write-In: Alcatraz in '99 0 2 6 11 19
Write-In: Hawaii in 1999 0 0 0 1 1
Write-In: Holland 0 0 0 1 1
Write-In: Las Vegas in 99 2 0 0 0 2
Write-In: Louisville 0 0 0 1 1
Write-In: Minneapolis in 73 0 1 0 1 2
Write-In: Reykjavik, Iceland 1 0 0 0 1
Write-In: Rottnest in 99 0 0 2 1 3
None of the Above 11 3 6 13 33
Total with Preference 301 81 200 447 1029
Needed to Win 515
No Preference 18 1 3 13 35
Total Valid Ballots 319 82 203 460 1064
Invalid/Spoiled Ballots 32

Unusually for a hoax bid, Rottnest Island submitted a bid filing at L.A.con III and would thus have been eligible to have been elected if it had only picked up another 806 votes.