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Commonwealth Parliament, Senate election in New South Wales

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

Election of 24 March 1990


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Senate enrolment and voting in New South Wales

Total number of voters on the roll in this state/territory
3,630,841
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems)
3,483,571
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats)
95.94%
Total valid votes
3,338,142
Rate of informal (invalid) voting
4.17%

Electoral composition of the Senate for this election in New South Wales

Total number of seats in the Senate
76
Total number of seats for each state
12
Number of seats for each territory
2
Seats to be filled at this Senate election in this state/territory
6
Casual vacancies/additional seats included in seats to be filled
0
Electoral System
Adult franchise at 18 years (from 1974); multimember districts; proportional representation by the single transferable vote method (STV); compulsory preferences; above the line (group ticket) voting permitted; compulsory voting

Senate votes and seats won, and seats held in New South Wales

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Election held on 24 March 1990
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  1,356,430  40.63  -1.78  50.00  50.00  50.00 
Liberal Party - National Party (joint ticket)  1,280,382  38.36  -2.00  33.33         
Australian Democrats  393,521  11.79  +2.71  16.67  16.67  16.67 
Greens  91,629  2.74           
Call to Australia Party  69,744  2.09  -1.29           
Liberal Party            16.67  25.00 
National Party            16.67  8.33 
Votes for other than listed parties 146,436 4.39 +1.14             
Totals 3,338,142  100.00    100.00  100.00  12  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

See the Glossary of this website for information on Senate elections and details of the distinction between Seats won by ticket and Seats won by party, and between Seats won and Seats held.

The vote shown for Greens at this Senate election in New South Wales is the sum of votes cast for candidates who ran for office on two Green party tickets; the Green Alliance and the Irina Dunn Environment Independents.

Sources

Australian Electoral Commission, Statistics, Result of Count: Senate, House of Representatives Election 1990, Canberra: Australian Government Publishing Service, 1990 (ISBN 0644130563); Colin A Hughes, A Handbook of Australian Government and Politics 1985-1999, Sydney: Federation Press, 2002 (ISBN 1862874344); 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).

For a general review of this election, see Clive Bean, Ian McAllister and John Warhurst (editors), The Greening of Australian Politics: The 1990 Federal Election, Melbourne: Longman Cheshire, 1990 (ISBN 0582870313).