ID 1627

Commonwealth Parliament, House of Representatives election in Northern Territory

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

Election of 2 July 2016

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House of Representatives enrolment and voting in Northern 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
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 Northern Territory

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Election held on 2 July 2016
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  38,197  37.44  +0.01  50.00 
Country Liberal Party  37,156  36.42  -5.28  50.00 
Australian Greens  11,003  10.78  +2.90     
Independents  5,733  5.62  +4.87     
Shooters Party  4,584  4.49     
Rise Up Australia Party  2,483  2.43  +0.98     
Liberal Democratic Party  1,275  1.25     
Help End Marijuana Prohibition (HEMP) Party  1,143  1.12     
Votes for other than listed parties 453 0.44 +0.44       
Totals 102,027  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.


Independents: Four Independent candidates contested this House of Representatives election in the Northern Territory.

Shooters Party: This party was registered for this federal election (2016) as the Shooters, Fishers and Farmers 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.

Rise Up Australia Party: This party was founded in 2011 by Daniel Nalliah, who was opposed to multiculturalism. Its general orientation was nationalist and conservative; its candidates had contested several state and federal elections since its founding.

Liberal Democratic Party: After some difficulty with registering its party name over objections from the Liberal Party, the party was registered for Senate elections from 2010. The party believes in small government and traditional libertarian principles. The party was successful in electing a senator (David Leyonhjelm) from New South Wales in 2013 who was returned at the 2016 Senate election.

The Party contested 33 House of Representatives seats at this election (2016) in all states except Tasmania but none of its candidates was elected.

Other parties: The Australian Electoral Commission listed 3 registered party groupings for this House of Representatdives election in the Northern Territory whose votes are not separately listed in the table above. None of these parties gained 1 percent of the first preference votes at this election, had a candidate elected or met any of the other criteria for listing in this database for the state summary for this House of Representatives election in the Northern Territory (see listed party). For details of the votes won by these parties, see the reference in 'Sources', below. Note that some of these parties may have qualified for listing in other state summaries for this election.


Voting figures were taken from the Australian Electoral Commission website 'First preference votes by party', online: here [accessed 11 June 2017]