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Commonwealth Parliament, Senate election in Queensland

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

Election of 21 August 2010

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Senate enrolment and voting in Queensland

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 Queensland

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 Queensland

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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 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 National Party  1,015,062  41.42  50.00  50.00  50.00 
Australian Labor Party  720,182  29.39  -9.81  33.33  33.33  41.67 
Australian Greens  312,804  12.76  +5.44  16.67  16.67  8.33 
Family First  83,786  3.42  +1.22           
Australian Sex Party  63,586  2.59           
Liberal Democratic Party  55,222  2.25           
Fishing and Lifestyle Party  48,547  1.98           
Shooters Party  42,669  1.74           
One Nation  22,353  0.91  +0.74           
Votes for other than listed parties 86,300 3.52 -0.88             
Totals 2,450,511  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.

Liberal National Party: In July 2008, the Liberal Party and the National Party in Queensland agreed to merge to form a new party to contest state and federal elections, the Liberal National Party. This party is shown as 'Liberal National Party (Qld)' in the national summary for the Senate in this database.

Shooters Party: This party was registered for this election as the Shooters and Fishers Party; the original name -- Shooters Party -- has been retained for this database to permit comparison of the party's vote share between states and over time.


Voting figures were taken from the Australian Electoral Commission 'Virtual Tally Room' web page 'First Preferences by Group', on line at: [accessed 7 October 2010]