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Commonwealth Parliament, Senate election in Queensland

(for more information on this election see national summary for the Senate)

Election of 13 December 1919


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Senate enrolment and voting in Queensland

Total number of voters on the roll in this state/territory
476,429
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems)
330,231
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats)
84.85%
Total valid votes
303,763
Rate of informal (invalid) voting
8.01%

Electoral composition of the Senate for this election in Queensland

Total number of seats in the Senate
36
Total number of seats for each state
6
Number of seats for each territory
Seats to be filled at this Senate election in this state/territory
3
Casual vacancies/additional seats included in seats to be filled
0
Electoral System
Adult franchise; multimember districts; preferential voting (AV); optional preferences

Senate votes and seats won, and seats held in Queensland

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Election held on 13 December 1919
Criteria for the inclusion of parties in this table are set out in the Glossary under 'listed party'

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Party Name First preference vote n First preference vote share % Change from previous election % Seats won by ticket n Seats won by ticket % Seats won by party n Seats won by party % Seats held by party n Seats held by party %
Nationalist Party (Nationalists)  164,844  54.27  +3.36  100.00  100.00  100.00 
Australian Labor Party  138,919  45.73  -2.24           
Votes for other than listed parties 0 0.00 -1.12             
Totals 303,763  100.00    100.00  100.00  100.00 


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Notes

See the Glossary of this website for information on Senate elections and details of the distinction between Seats won by ticket and Seats won by party, and between Seats won and Seats held.

The 1919 election was the first Senate election to use preferential voting (the alternative vote) in multimember electoral districts (the states) for the election of senators.

Sources

Colin A Hughes and B D Graham, A Handbook of Australian Government and Politics 1890-1964, (Canberra; Australian National University Press, 1968 SBN 708112700); Commonwealth Parliament, Department of the Senate.