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Commonwealth Parliament, Senate election in New South Wales

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

Election of 24 November 2007


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Senate enrolment and voting in New South Wales

Total number of voters on the roll in this state/territory
4,496,208
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems)
4,289,444
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats)
95.40%
Total valid votes
4,193,234
Rate of informal (invalid) voting
2.24%

Electoral composition of the Senate for this election in New South Wales

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 New South Wales

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Election held on 24 November 2007
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  1,764,040  42.07  +5.70  50.00  50.00  50.00 
Liberal Party - National Party (joint ticket)  1,649,014  39.33  -4.79  50.00         
Australian Greens  353,286  8.43  +1.08           
Christian Democratic Party  82,560  1.97  -0.64           
Democratic Labor Party  52,977  1.26           
Shooters Party  45,935  1.10           
Australian Democrats  37,193  0.89  -1.31           
Liberal Party            33.33  33.33 
National Party            16.67  16.67 
Votes for other than listed parties 208,229 4.97 -0.50             
Totals 4,193,234  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

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.

Liberal and National parties: The Liberal Party and the National Party ran candidates on a joint ticket as these parties and their predecessors have done for every Senate election in New South Wales since 1937.

Sources

Scott Bennett and Stephen Barber, Commonwealth Election 2007 -- Reissue, (Canberra: Parliamentary Library Research Paper No. 5, Parliament of Australia,10 September 2009, 2009–10, ISSN 1834-9854), online at:
https://bit.ly/2uGw2pS [accessed 18 August 2010]

Australian Electoral Commission website, Virtual Tally Room, 2007 Election, Senate 'First preferences by group':
https://bit.ly/2uG8Jwl [accessed 18 July 2010]