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Commonwealth Parliament, Senate election in Victoria

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

Election of 10 November 2001


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Senate enrolment and voting in Victoria

Total number of voters on the roll in this state/territory
3,234,874
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems)
3,091,153
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats)
95.56%
Total valid votes
2,918,012
Rate of informal (invalid) voting
5.6%

Electoral composition of the Senate for this election in Victoria

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 Victoria

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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 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 %
Liberal Party - National Party (joint ticket)  1,155,817  39.61  +1.73  50.00         
Australian Labor Party  1,073,632  36.79  -3.76  33.33  33.33  41.67 
Australian Democrats  228,212  7.82  -2.02  16.67  16.67  8.33 
Australian Greens  174,756  5.99  +3.50           
Pauline Hanson's One Nation Party  71,598  2.45  -1.66           
Liberals for Forests  70,134  2.40           
Democratic Labor Party  66,547  2.28           
Liberal Party            50.00  41.67 
National Party                8.33 
Votes for other than listed parties 77,316 2.65 -2.47             
Totals 2,918,012  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

In the table above, see the Glossary distinctions between Seats won by ticket and Seats won by party, and between Seats won by party and Seats held by party.

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).