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Commonwealth Parliament, Senate election in Western Australia

(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 Western Australia

Total number of voters on the roll in this state/territory
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

Electoral composition of the Senate for this election in Western Australia

Total number of seats in the Senate
Total number of seats for each state
Number of seats for each territory
Seats to be filled at this Senate election in this state/territory
Casual vacancies/additional seats included in seats to be filled
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 Western Australia

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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 %
Liberal Party  556,588  49.34  +9.21  50.00  50.00  50.00 
Australian Labor Party  366,825  32.52  -1.64  33.33  33.33  33.33 
Australian Greens  90,956  8.06  16.67  16.67  8.33 
Pauline Hanson's One Nation Party  27,601  2.45  -4.59           
Australian Democrats  22,603  2.00  -3.86        8.33 
Christian Democratic Party  12,234  1.08           
National Party  9,699  0.86  -1.49           
Votes for other than listed parties 41,649 3.69 -0.93             
Totals 1,128,155  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.


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.

Australian Greens and Greens WA: Before this election (2004), the Green Party in Western Australia agreed to field candidates in federal elections under the label of Australian Greens to match the name used in other states, rather than 'Greens WA' the name used in previous federal elections. The label 'Greens WA' would continue to be used for Western Australian state elections. At the previous Senate election in 2001, the Greens WA had won 64,736 votes in Western Australia (5.86 percent of the statewide vote).

One Nation and Pauline Hanson's One Nation Party: The party name of Pauline Hanson's One Nation Party was changed to One Nation in some states. The original party name has been maintained in this database for this election to permit easy comparison over time and between states.


The Australian Electoral Commission website, 'Senate Results by Group' [accessed 26 December 2006]: