ID 0103

Commonwealth Parliament, House of Representatives election in New South Wales

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

Election of 28 September 1946


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House of Representatives enrolment and voting in New South Wales

Total number of voters on the roll
1,858,749
Number of House of Representatives seats in this state/territory
28
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
1,858,749
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems)
1,757,150
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats)
94.53%
Total valid votes
1,714,043
Rate of informal (invalid) voting
2.45%
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 New South Wales

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Election held on 28 September 1946
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  880,493  51.37  -2.42  19  67.86 
Liberal Party  512,051  29.87  17.86 
Country Party  188,905  11.02  +2.38  10.71 
Lang Labor Party  69,138  4.03  3.57 
Independents  11,859  0.69  -9.96     
Votes for other than listed parties 51,597 3.01 +1.76       
Totals 1,714,043  100.00    28  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).