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Commonwealth Parliament, Senate election in Australian Capital Territory

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

Election of 9 October 2004


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Senate enrolment and voting in Australian Capital Territory

Total number of voters on the roll in this state/territory
227,541
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems)
216,631
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats)
95.21%
Total valid votes
211,306
Rate of informal (invalid) voting
2.46%

Electoral composition of the Senate for this election in Australian Capital 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 Australian Capital Territory

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Election held on 9 October 2004
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  86,855  41.10  -0.91  50.00  50.00  50.00 
Liberal Party  80,022  37.87  +3.57  50.00  50.00  50.00 
Australian Greens  34,575  16.36  +9.15             
Australian Democrats  4,528  2.14  -8.60             
Votes for other than listed parties 5,326 2.52 -1.03             
Totals 211,306  100.00    100.00  100.00  100.00 


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Notes

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, the Senate, and terms used in this table.

Sources

The Australian Electoral Commission website, 'Senate Results by Group' [accessed 26 December 2006]:
https://bit.ly/2uG3JaN