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Parliament of Australian Capital Territory, Legislative Assembly election

Election of 20 October 2001

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General election for the Legislative Assembly
Australian Capital Territory
Date of election (or first day of voting at elections held over more than one day)
20 October 2001

Government in office and parliamentary support before and after the election

Government in office at election

Premier in office at date of election. (check notes to see if change of Premier since previous election)
Premier's party affiliation
Liberal Party
Legislative Assembly support for government at election
Coalition Minority
If coalition, coalition partner(s)
Moore Independents

Government in office after election

Premier's party affiliation
Australian Labor Party
Legislative Assembly support for government after election
If coalition, coalition partner(s)

Enrolment and voting

Total number of voters on the roll
Number of Assembly seats
Number of uncontested seats
If uncontested seats, number of voters on the roll in uncontested seats
Number of voters on the roll in contested seats
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems)
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats)
Total valid votes
Rate of informal (invalid) voting
Informal (invalid) ballots in multiple voting system
Not applicable
Electoral system
Universal franchise at 18 years, three multimember districts, proportional representation by the single transferable vote method (STV), compulsory voting

Australian Capital Territory, Legislative Assembly votes and seats won

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Election held on 20 October 2001
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 n Uncontested seats held n Seat share %
Australian Labor Party  79,616  41.72  +14.11  47.06 
Liberal Party  60,390  31.64  -6.18  41.18 
ACT Greens  17,369  9.10  0.00  5.88 
Australian Democrats  15,338  8.04  +2.06  5.88 
Independents  11,732  6.15  +2.18     
Liberal Democratic Party  1,873  0.98     
Votes for other than listed parties 4,522 2.37 -1.09       
Totals 190,840  100.00    17  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.


Government in office at election: The Carnell Liberal Party and Michael Moore Independent Group coalition minority government was replaced on 18 October 2001 by the Humphries Liberal Party and Moore Independents coalition minority government.

Independents: At this Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly election, the vote shown for Indepdents is the sum of votes cast for all candidates who ran for office without a registered party name or as members of the Dave Rugendyke ticket (2), the Kaine Independent Group (4) or the Paul Osborne ticket (2). There were 23 such candidates.

Reference: For a survey of voting behaviour at this election, see Terry Giesecke, 'The 2001 ACT Election: Determinants of Voting Behaviour in the Post Modern Era', AQ (Australian Quarterly) 77 (1) January-February 2005: 9-20.


Australian Capital Territory Electoral Commission, Election Statistics: ACT Legislative Assembly Election, 20 October 2001, Canberra: Elections ACT, 2001 (ISBN 0642601313); ACT Electoral Commission website (