ID 0096

Commonwealth Parliament, House of Representatives election in Tasmania

(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 Tasmania

Total number of voters on the roll
137,982
Number of House of Representatives seats in this state/territory
5
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
137,982
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems)
130,786
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats)
94.78%
Total valid votes
126,684
Rate of informal (invalid) voting
3.14%
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 Tasmania

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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 %
United Australia Party  65,394  51.62  +6.09  60.00 
Australian Labor Party  59,838  47.23  -2.94  40.00 
Independents  1,452  1.15  -2.68     
Votes for other than listed parties 0 0.00 0.00       
Totals 126,684  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).