ID 0077

Commonwealth Parliament, House of Representatives election in Western Australia

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

Election of 19 December 1931


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House of Representatives enrolment and voting in Western Australia

Total number of voters on the roll
220,669
Number of House of Representatives seats in this state/territory
5
Number of uncontested seats
1
If uncontested seats, number of voters on the roll in uncontested seats
43,171
Number of voters on the roll in contested seats
177,498
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems)
162,572
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats)
91.59%
Total valid votes
156,904
Rate of informal (invalid) voting
3.49%
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 Western Australia

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Election held on 19 December 1931
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 %
Federal Labor Party  63,252  40.31  20.00 
United Australia Party  38,715  24.67  40.00 
Country Party  33,390  21.28  +15.90  40.00 
Independents  21,547  13.73  +13.24     
Votes for other than listed parties 0 0.00 0.00       
Totals 156,904  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).