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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 24 November 2007


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Senate enrolment and voting in Australian Capital Territory

Total number of voters on the roll in this state/territory
238,786
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems)
229,226
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats)
96.00%
Total valid votes
225,321
Rate of informal (invalid) voting
1.7%

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 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  92,018  40.84  -0.27  50.00  50.00  50.00 
Liberal Party  77,058  34.20  -3.67  50.00  50.00  50.00 
Australian Greens  48,384  21.47  +5.11           
Australian Democrats  4,141  1.84  -0.31           
Votes for other than listed parties 3,720 1.65 -0.87             
Totals 225,321  100.00    100.00  100.00  100.00 


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Notes

Territory senators: 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

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]