ID 0583

Commonwealth Parliament, Senate election in Northern Territory

(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 Northern Territory

Total number of voters on the roll in this state/territory
105,048
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems)
94,889
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats)
90.33%
Total valid votes
93,002
Rate of informal (invalid) voting
1.99%

Electoral composition of the Senate for this election in Northern Territory

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
2
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 Northern Territory

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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  38,259  41.14  -3.98  50.00  50.00  50.00 
Country Liberal Party  36,063  38.78  -7.95  50.00  50.00  50.00 
Pauline Hanson's One Nation Party  8,657  9.31           
Australian Democrats  5,119  5.50           
Australian Greens  4,232  4.55  -1.81           
Votes for other than listed parties 672 0.72 -1.07             
Totals 93,002  100.00    100.00  100.00  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.

Residents of the Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory have only had representation in the Senate since 1975. Each of these territories has two senators whose term of office is limited to the period between elections for the House of Representatives; Senate elections for territory senators occur at every House of Representatives election. This means there is no difference between Seats won and Seats held for Territory representation in the Senate. See the Glossary of this website for information on the territories.

In the national summary for the Senate for this election, the seats held by the Liberal Party include the seat won by the Country Liberal Party in the Northern Territory.

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).