ID 0698

Commonwealth Parliament, Senate election in Western Australia

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

Election of 21 September 1940


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Senate enrolment and voting in Western Australia

Total number of voters on the roll in this state/territory
308,755
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems)
246,728
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats)
92.81%
Total valid votes
223,257
Rate of informal (invalid) voting
9.51%

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 at 21 years; multimember districts; preferential voting (AV); compulsory preferences; compulsory voting

Senate votes and seats won, and seats held in Western Australia

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Election held on 21 September 1940
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 %
United Australia Party - Country Party (joint ticket)  126,414  56.62  +12.87  100.00         
Australian Labor Party  83,676  37.48  -12.42        50.00 
West Australian Party  7,167  3.21           
Independents  6,000  2.69  -3.65           
United Australia Party            66.67  33.33 
Country Party            33.33  16.67 
Votes for other than listed parties 0 0.00 0.00             
Totals 223,257  100.00    100.00  100.00  100.00 


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* Party did not contest previous election or did not meet criteria for listing, or contested previous election under a different party name.

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.