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Commonwealth Parliament, House of Representatives election in Victoria

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

Election of 23 October 1937


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House of Representatives enrolment and voting in Victoria

Total number of voters on the roll
1,148,562
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
122,507
Number of voters on the roll in contested seats
1,026,055
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems)
987,229
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats)
96.22%
Total valid votes
968,537
Rate of informal (invalid) voting
1.89%
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 23 October 1937
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 %
United Australia Party  382,736  39.52  -1.76  45.00 
Australian Labor Party  381,042  39.34  35.00 
State Country Party (UCP)  121,321  12.53  15.00 
Independents  47,745  4.93  -0.49     
Federal Country Party  24,179  2.50  5.00 
Votes for other than listed parties 11,514 1.19 -0.28       
Totals 968,537  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).