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Commonwealth Parliament, House of Representatives election in Tasmania

(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 Tasmania

Total number of voters on the roll
82,268
Number of House of Representatives seats in this state/territory
5
Number of uncontested seats
0
If uncontested seats, number of voters on the roll in uncontested seats
Number of voters on the roll in contested seats
82,268
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems)
37,012
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats)
44.99%
Total valid votes
35,848
Rate of informal (invalid) voting
3.14%
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 Tasmania

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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  14,830  41.37  +7.84  40.00 
Free Trade Party  11,552  32.22  -33.47  20.00 
Australian Labor Party  5,547  15.47  20.00 
Revenue Tariff Party  3,546  9.89  20.00 
Votes for other than listed parties 373 1.04 +0.26       
Totals 35,848  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.

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).