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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 3 October 1998


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Senate enrolment and voting in New South Wales

Total number of voters on the roll in this state/territory
4,076,081
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems)
3,884,321
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats)
95.30%
Total valid votes
3,755,725
Rate of informal (invalid) voting
3.31%

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 3 October 1998
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  1,452,560  38.68  +1.45  50.00  50.00  41.67 
Liberal Party - National Party (joint ticket)  1,375,563  36.63  -4.73  33.33         
Pauline Hanson's One Nation Party  361,009  9.61           
Australian Democrats  275,910  7.35  -2.20  16.67  16.67  16.67 
Australian Greens  81,612  2.17           
Liberal Party            33.33  33.33 
National Party                8.33 
Votes for other than listed parties 209,071 5.57 -1.64             
Totals 3,755,725  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 Victoria, party groupings which had supported the Victorian Green Alliance ticket at previous Senate elections, endorsed candidates under the name of the Australian Greens.

Sources

Australian Electoral Commission, Election 98, Volume 1, National Results, Canberra 1998; 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).

For a general review of this election, see: Marian Simms and John Warhurst (editors), Howard's Agenda: The 1998 Australian Election, St Lucia, Qld: University of Queensland Press, 2000 (ISBN 0 7022 3163 0).