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Commonwealth Parliament, House of Representatives election in Victoria

(for more information on this election see national summary for the House of Representatives)

Election of 21 August 2010

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House of Representatives enrolment and voting in Victoria

Total number of voters on the roll
Number of House of Representatives seats in this state/territory
Number of uncontested seats
If uncontested seats, number of voters on the roll in uncontested seats
Number of voters on the roll in contested seats
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
Informal (invalid) ballots in multiple voting system
Not applicable
Electoral system
Adult franchise at 18 years (from 1974); single member districts, preferential voting (AV); compulsory preferences; compulsory voting

House of Representatives votes and seats won in Victoria

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Election held on 21 August 2010
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  1,361,416  42.81  -1.88  22  59.46 
Liberal Party  1,159,301  36.45  -1.63  12  32.43 
Australian Greens  402,482  12.66  +4.49  2.70 
National Party  101,419  3.19  +0.16  5.41 
Family First  99,747  3.14  +0.12     
Independents  27,040  0.85     
Votes for other than listed parties 28,779 0.90 -2.11       
Totals 3,180,184  100.00    37  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.


Australian Greens: This was the first House of Representatives election at which a candidate endorsed by the Australian Greens won a seat at a general election; the candidate elected at this election was Adam Brandt from the electoral district of Melbourne in Victoria.

Independents and non-affiliated: The vote shown for Independents at this election is the sum of votes cast for all candidates registered as Independents in Victoria (26,525 votes) and those candidates who ran for office without any registered party name (515 votes).


Voting figures were calculated from the Australian Electoral Commission 'Virtual Tally Room' web page 'First Preferences by Party', on line at: [accessed 20 November 2013]