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Commonwealth Parliament, Senate election in Tasmania

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

Election of 13 March 1993


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Senate enrolment and voting in Tasmania

Total number of voters on the roll in this state/territory
327,919
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems)
316,884
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats)
96.63%
Total valid votes
308,763
Rate of informal (invalid) voting
2.56%

Electoral composition of the Senate for this election in Tasmania

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 Tasmania

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Election held on 13 March 1993
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  131,876  42.71  +1.45  50.00  50.00  41.67 
Liberal Party  113,347  36.71  -7.36  33.33  33.33  41.67 
Brian Harradine Group  32,202  10.43  16.67  16.67  8.33 
Tasmanian Greens  21,087  6.83           
Australian Democrats  5,162  1.67  -6.19        8.33 
Votes for other than listed parties 5,089 1.65 -0.30             
Totals 308,763  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.

At this Senate election in Tasmania, the party grouping which had supported the United Tasmania Group ticket at the previous Senate election, endorsed candidates under the name of the Tasmanian Greens.

Sources

Australian Electoral Commission, Electoral Statistics 1993, 1996, 1998, CD-ROM, Canberra,1999; 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).