ID 0784

Commonwealth Parliament, Senate election in Victoria

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

Election of 18 May 1974


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Senate enrolment and voting in Victoria

Total number of voters on the roll in this state/territory
2,161,474
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems)
2,070,893
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats)
95.81%
Total valid votes
1,840,419
Rate of informal (invalid) voting
11.13%

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
10
Casual vacancies/additional seats included in seats to be filled
1
Electoral System
Adult franchise at 18 years (from 1974); 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 18 May 1974
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  859,078  46.68  +10.08  50.00  50.00  50.00 
Liberal Party - Country Party (joint ticket)  791,254  42.99  50.00         
Democratic Labor Party  118,728  6.45  -12.62           
Australia Party  29,456  1.60  -1.32           
Liberal Party      -38.13      40.00  40.00 
Country Party            10.00  10.00 
Votes for other than listed parties 41,903 2.28 -1.01             
Totals 1,840,419  100.00    10  100.00  10  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, 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).