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Commonwealth Parliament, Senate election in Queensland

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

Election of 21 November 1970


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Senate enrolment and voting in Queensland

Total number of voters on the roll in this state/territory
958,449
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems)
899,480
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats)
93.85%
Total valid votes
834,828
Rate of informal (invalid) voting
7.19%

Electoral composition of the Senate for this election in Queensland

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 Queensland

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Election held on 21 November 1970
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  350,034  41.93  -2.64  40.00  40.00  40.00 
Liberal Party - Country Party (joint ticket)  311,905  37.36  -4.75  40.00         
Democratic Labor Party  136,850  16.39  +3.08  20.00  20.00  20.00 
Liberal Party            20.00  20.00 
Country Party            20.00  20.00 
Votes for other than listed parties 36,039 4.32 +4.32             
Totals 834,828  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, A Handbook of Australian Government and Politics 1965-1974, Canberra: Australian National University Press, 1977 (ISBN 0708113400); 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 13287478).