ID 0095

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 21 September 1940


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House of Representatives enrolment and voting in Western Australia

Total number of voters on the roll
265,855
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
42,900
Number of voters on the roll in contested seats
222,955
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems)
208,934
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats)
93.71%
Total valid votes
202,571
Rate of informal (invalid) voting
3.05%
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 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  77,468  38.24  -10.50  40.00 
United Australia Party  60,273  29.75  +2.25  20.00 
Country Party  49,416  24.39  +2.89  40.00 
Independents  15,414  7.61  +5.35     
Votes for other than listed parties 0 0.00 0.00       
Totals 202,571  100.00    100.00 


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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).