ID 0742

Commonwealth Parliament, Senate election in Victoria

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

Election of 5 December 1964


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Senate enrolment and voting in Victoria

Total number of voters on the roll in this state/territory
1,650,479
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems)
1,564,438
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats)
94.79%
Total valid votes
1,432,889
Rate of informal (invalid) voting
8.41%

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 5 December 1964
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 %
Liberal Party - Country Party (joint ticket)  612,104  42.72  +2.07  40.00         
Australian Labor Party  606,134  42.30  +1.13  40.00  40.00  40.00 
Democratic Labor Party  199,707  13.94  -0.19  20.00  20.00  10.00 
Communist Party  7,749  0.54  -2.81           
Liberal Party            40.00  40.00 
Country Party                10.00 
Votes for other than listed parties 7,195 0.50 -0.20             
Totals 1,432,889  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).