ID 0737

Commonwealth Parliament, Senate election in Victoria

(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 Victoria

Total number of voters on the roll in this state/territory
1,586,701
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems)
1,515,008
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats)
95.48%
Total valid votes
1,352,610
Rate of informal (invalid) voting
10.72%

Electoral composition of the Senate for this election in Victoria

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 Victoria

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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  556,899  41.17  -1.16  40.00  40.00  40.00 
Liberal Party - Country Party (joint ticket)  549,796  40.65  60.00         
Democratic Labor Party  191,121  14.13  +1.59           
Communist Party  45,316  3.35           
Liberal Party      -43.95      40.00  50.00 
Country Party            20.00  10.00 
Votes for other than listed parties 9,478 0.70 -0.47             
Totals 1,352,610  100.00    100.00  100.00  10  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 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).