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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 16 December 1903


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House of Representatives enrolment and voting in Victoria

Total number of voters on the roll
612,472
Number of House of Representatives seats in this state/territory
23
Number of uncontested seats
5
If uncontested seats, number of voters on the roll in uncontested seats
124,249
Number of voters on the roll in contested seats
488,223
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems)
262,789
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats)
53.83%
Total valid votes
257,971
Rate of informal (invalid) voting
1.83%
Informal (invalid) ballots in multiple voting system
Not applicable
Electoral system
Adult franchise at 21 years; single member districts; first past the post (plurality) voting


House of Representatives votes and seats won in Victoria

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Election held on 16 December 1903
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 %
Protectionist Party  132,704  51.44  -15.93  16  69.57 
Australian Labor Party  69,959  27.12  +18.44  8.70 
Free Trade Party  55,308  21.44  -2.51  21.74 
Votes for other than listed parties 0 0.00 0.00       
Totals 257,971  100.00    23  100.00 


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Sources

Colin A Hughes and B D Graham, A Handbook of Australian Government and Politics 1890-1964, (Canberra: Australian National University Press, 1968, SBN 708102700).