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Parliament of Australian Capital Territory, Legislative Assembly election

Election of 18 October 2008


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General election for the Legislative Assembly
Australian Capital Territory
Date of election (or first day of voting at elections held over more than one day)
18 October 2008

Government in office and parliamentary support before and after the election

Government in office at election

Premier in office at date of election. (check notes to see if change of Premier since previous election)
Premier's party affiliation
Australian Labor Party
Legislative Assembly support for government at election
Majority
If coalition, coalition partner(s)

Government in office after election

Premier's party affiliation
Australian Labor Party
Legislative Assembly support for government after election
Minority
If coalition, coalition partner(s)

Enrolment and voting

Total number of voters on the roll
243,471
Number of Assembly seats
17
Number of uncontested seats
0
If uncontested seats, number of voters on the roll in uncontested seats
Number of voters on the roll in contested seats
243,471
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems)
219,915
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats)
90.32%
Total valid votes
211,886
Rate of informal (invalid) voting
3.65%
Informal (invalid) ballots in multiple voting system
Not applicable
Electoral system
Universal franchise at 18 years, three multimember districts, proportional representation by the single transferable vote method (STV), compulsory voting


Australian Capital Territory, Legislative Assembly votes and seats won

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Election held on 18 October 2008
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 n Uncontested seats held n Seat share %
Australian Labor Party  79,146  37.35  -9.48  41.18 
Liberal Party  66,861  31.56  -3.26  35.29 
ACT Greens  33,138  15.64  +6.34  23.53 
Australian Motorists Party  10,577  4.99     
Community Alliance  7,790  3.68     
Independents  6,971  3.29  -0.51     
Pangallo Independents  4,268  2.01     
Liberal Democratic Party  724  0.34  -0.96     
Votes for other than listed parties 2,411 1.14 -0.56       
Totals 211,886  100.00    17  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

Government in office after election: On 31 October 2008, after almost two weeks of negotiations, the ACT Greens agreed to support a Stanhope minority Australian Labor Party government (Canberra Times, 3 November 2008).

Independents: The vote shown for Independents at this election is the sum of votes cast for all candidates who ran for office as nonparty 'ungrouped' candidates. There were eleven such candidates.

Sources

Australian Capital Territory Electoral Commission website:
https://bit.ly/2Jzy4hp [accessed 26 October 2008]



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