ID 0062

Commonwealth Parliament, House of Representatives election in Victoria

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

Election of 17 November 1928


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House of Representatives enrolment and voting in Victoria

Total number of voters on the roll
1,006,463
Number of House of Representatives seats in this state/territory
20
Number of uncontested seats
2
If uncontested seats, number of voters on the roll in uncontested seats
85,765
Number of voters on the roll in contested seats
920,698
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems)
872,392
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats)
94.75%
Total valid votes
844,334
Rate of informal (invalid) voting
3.22%
Informal (invalid) ballots in multiple voting system
Not applicable
Electoral system
Adult franchise at 21 years; single member districts; preferential voting (AV); compulsory preferences; compulsory voting


House of Representatives votes and seats won in Victoria

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Election held on 17 November 1928
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 %
National Party (Nationalists)  336,017  39.80  +1.76  40.00 
Australian Labor Party  334,792  39.65  -5.10  40.00 
Country Party  94,017  11.14  -2.74  15.00 
Country Progressives Party  41,713  4.94  5.00 
Independents  37,741  4.47  +1.14     
Votes for other than listed parties 54 0.01 +0.01       
Totals 844,334  100.00    20  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).