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Commonwealth Parliament, House of Representatives election in Australian Capital Territory

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Election of 7 September 2013

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House of Representatives enrolment and voting in Australian Capital Territory

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
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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 Australian Capital Territory

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Election held on 7 September 2013
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  103,676  42.93  -2.09  100.00 
Liberal Party  83,612  34.62  -0.19     
Australian Greens  32,356  13.40  -5.80     
Bullet Train for Australia  9,855  4.08     
Palmer United Party  6,788  2.81     
Australian Democrats  2,444  1.01     
Rise Up Australia Party  1,508  0.62     
Secular Party of Australia  1,264  0.52  -0.45     
Votes for other than listed parties 0 0.00 0.00       
Totals 241,503  100.00    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.


Bullet Train for Australia Party: This party's website stated that: "The Bullet Train for Australia Party has no official position on any other policy areas apart from High-Speed-Rail (HSR), Bullet Trains, Very Fast Trains, Fast-rail and related topics". ( [accessed 27 December 2013]). Its specific interest was in a high speed rail link between Canberra and Sydney.

Palmer United Party: The Palmer United Party was formed in 2013 by mining businessman Clive Palmer, who had been previously associated with the Queensland National Party and its successor, the Liberal National Party. The Palmer United Party endorsed candidates in every House of Representatives electoral district in Australia, and in Senate elections for all states and territories. The Party's policies argued for limiting paid lobbyists, changes to refugee policies, abolition of a carbon tax, more mineral processing in Australia, and greater expenditure in regional Australia. In the House of Representatives, the Party only won the Queensland seat of Fairfax which was contested by Palmer himself.

Australian Democrats: This party had contested House of Representatives seats in the Australian Capital Territory at every election from 1977 to 2007. After not fielding a candidate in 2010, the party did so at this election (2010).

Rise up Australia Party: This party was founded in 2011 by Daniel Nalliah, who was opposed to multiculturalism. The party's general orientation was nationalist and conservative.


Voting figures are taken from the Australian Electoral Commission 'Election 2013' web page 'First Preferences by Party', online at:  [accessed 12 December 2013]