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Commonwealth Parliament, House of Representatives election in New South Wales

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

Election of 5 May 1917


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House of Representatives enrolment and voting in New South Wales

Total number of voters on the roll
1,094,834
Number of House of Representatives seats in this state/territory
27
Number of uncontested seats
4
If uncontested seats, number of voters on the roll in uncontested seats
162,543
Number of voters on the roll in contested seats
932,291
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems)
663,543
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats)
71.17%
Total valid votes
643,669
Rate of informal (invalid) voting
3%
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 New South Wales

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Election held on 5 May 1917
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 %
Nationalist Party (Nationalists)  341,231  53.01  17  62.96 
Australian Labor Party  268,584  41.73  -10.44  10  37.04 
Independents  33,854  5.26  +5.17     
Votes for other than listed parties 0 0.00 0.00       
Totals 643,669  100.00    27  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).