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Commonwealth Parliament, Senate election in Western Australia

(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 Western Australia

Total number of voters on the roll in this state/territory
1,362,177
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems)
1,274,709
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats)
93.58%
Total valid votes
1,234,219
Rate of informal (invalid) voting
3.18%

Electoral composition of the Senate for this election in Western Australia

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 Western Australia

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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 Party  530,583  42.99  -3.23  50.00  50.00  50.00 
Australian Labor Party  366,580  29.70  -6.30  33.33  33.33  33.33 
Australian Greens  172,327  13.96  +4.67  16.67  16.67  16.67 
National Party  42,334  3.43           
Australian Sex Party  27,795  2.25           
Christian Democratic Party  22,206  1.80  +0.04           
Liberal Democratic Party  14,517  1.18             
Family First  14,254  1.15  +0.30           
One Nation  7,610  0.62  -0.35           
Shooters Party  7,459  0.60       
Votes for other than listed parties 28,554 2.31 -1.53             
Totals 1,234,219  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.

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.

Sources

Voting figures were taken from the Australian Electoral Commission 'Virtual Tally Room' web page 'First Preferences by Group', on line at:
https://bit.ly/2uvyr6w [accessed 7 October 2010]