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Commonwealth Parliament, Senate election in Tasmania

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

Election of 9 December 1961


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Senate enrolment and voting in Tasmania

Total number of voters on the roll in this state/territory
185,532
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems)
177,570
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats)
95.71%
Total valid votes
159,845
Rate of informal (invalid) voting
9.98%

Electoral composition of the Senate for this election in Tasmania

Total number of seats in the Senate
60
Total number of seats for each state
10
Number of seats for each territory
Seats to be filled at this Senate election in this state/territory
5
Casual vacancies/additional seats included in seats to be filled
0
Electoral System
Adult franchise at 21 years; multimember districts; proportional representation by the single transferable vote method (STV); compulsory preferences; compulsory voting

Senate votes and seats won, and seats held in Tasmania

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Election held on 9 December 1961
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 %
Australian Labor Party  67,247  42.07  +1.05  40.00  40.00  40.00 
Liberal Party  64,220  40.18  +0.13  40.00  40.00  40.00 
Independents  18,498  11.57  +9.63  20.00  20.00  10.00 
Democratic Labor Party  8,836  5.53  -11.45        10.00 
Votes for other than listed parties 1,044 0.65 +0.65             
Totals 159,845  100.00    100.00  100.00  10  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 708102700); Gerard Newman, Federal Election Results 1949-2001, Canberra: Commonwealth Parliament, Department of the Parliamentary Library, Information and Research Services, Research Paper 9 2001-02, 2002 (ISSN 1328 7478).