ID 0083

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 15 September 1934


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House of Representatives enrolment and voting in Western Australia

Total number of voters on the roll
241,103
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
38,238
Number of voters on the roll in contested seats
202,865
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems)
186,933
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats)
92.15%
Total valid votes
180,096
Rate of informal (invalid) voting
3.66%
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 15 September 1934
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  66,441  36.89  -3.42  40.00 
Country Party  55,923  31.05  +9.77  40.00 
Nationalist Party (Nationalists) (United Australia Party)  36,488  20.26  20.00 
Social Credit  11,516  6.39     
WA Nationalist Party (Nationalists)  6,713  3.73     
Independents  3,015  1.67  -12.06     
Votes for other than listed parties 0 0.00 0.00       
Totals 180,096  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).