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Commonwealth Parliament, House of Representatives election in Queensland

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

Election of 21 September 1940


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House of Representatives enrolment and voting in Queensland

Total number of voters on the roll
602,684
Number of House of Representatives seats in this state/territory
10
Number of uncontested seats
0
If uncontested seats, number of voters on the roll in uncontested seats
Number of voters on the roll in contested seats
602,684
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems)
565,914
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats)
93.90%
Total valid votes
553,758
Rate of informal (invalid) voting
2.15%
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 Queensland

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Election held on 21 September 1940
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 %
Australian Labor Party  255,063  46.06  +3.06  60.00 
Country Party  142,091  25.66  +2.17  20.00 
United Australia Party  128,246  23.16  +2.33  20.00 
Independents  28,358  5.12     
Votes for other than listed parties 0 0.00 0.00       
Totals 553,758  100.00    10  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).