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Commonwealth Parliament, House of Representatives election in Tasmania

(for more information on this election see national summary for the House of Representatives)

Election of 10 November 2001


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House of Representatives enrolment and voting in Tasmania

Total number of voters on the roll
331,675
Number of House of Representatives seats in this state/territory
5
Number of uncontested seats
0
If uncontested seats, number of voters on the roll in uncontested seats
Number of voters on the roll in contested seats
331,675
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems)
318,874
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats)
96.14%
Total valid votes
308,018
Rate of informal (invalid) voting
3.4%
Informal (invalid) ballots in multiple voting system
Not applicable
Electoral system
Adult franchise at 18 years (from 1974); single member districts, preferential voting (AV); compulsory preferences; compulsory voting


House of Representatives votes and seats won in Tasmania

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Election held on 10 November 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  145,305  47.17  -1.73  100.00 
Liberal Party  114,283  37.10  -1.07     
Australian Greens  24,052  7.81  +2.25     
Australian Democrats  13,785  4.48  +1.22     
Pauline Hanson's One Nation Party  8,847  2.87  +0.42     
Votes for other than listed parties 1,746 0.57 -1.07       
Totals 308,018  100.00    100.00 


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Sources

Australian Electoral Commission, Election 2001: Election Results, CD-ROM, Canberra, 2002 (ISBN 0642501815); Scott Bennett, Gerard Newman and Andrew Kopras, Commonwealth Election 2001, Canberra: Commonwealth Parliament, Department of the Parliamentary Library, Information Research Services, Research Paper No. 11 2001–02, 2002 (ISSN 13287478).

For a general review of this election, see John Warhurst and Marian Simms (editors), 2001: The Centenary Election, St Lucia, Qld: University of Queensland Press, 2002 (ISBN 070223303X); David Solomon (editor), Howard's Race: Winning the Unwinnable Election, Pymble, NSW: HarperCollins, 2002 (ISBN 073227373 0).