ID 0668

Commonwealth Parliament, Senate election in Western Australia

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

Election of 16 December 1922


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Senate enrolment and voting in Western Australia

Total number of voters on the roll in this state/territory
372,774
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems)
78,757
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats)
47.27%
Total valid votes
71,476
Rate of informal (invalid) voting
9.24%

Electoral composition of the Senate for this election in Western Australia

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 Western Australia

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Election held on 16 December 1922
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)  30,085  42.09  -5.83  33.33  33.33  66.67 
Australian Labor Party  29,755  41.63  +2.18  66.67  66.67  33.33 
Country Party  10,969  15.35  +2.73           
Votes for other than listed parties 667 0.93 +0.93             
Totals 71,476  100.00    100.00  100.00  100.00 


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Notes

In the table above, see the Glossary distinctions between Seats won by ticket and Seats won by party, and between Seats won by party and Seats held by party.

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.