ID 0105

Commonwealth Parliament, House of Representatives election in Queensland

(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 Queensland

Total number of voters on the roll
660,316
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
660,316
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems)
612,170
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats)
92.71%
Total valid votes
595,495
Rate of informal (invalid) voting
2.72%
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 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  256,370  43.05  -4.75  50.00 
Country Party  131,697  22.12  30.00 
Liberal Party  121,877  20.47  10.00 
Services Party of Australia  43,338  7.28     
Liberal - Country Party  28,999  4.87  10.00 
Communist Party  11,546  1.94  -1.59     
Independents  1,668  0.28  -6.89     
Votes for other than listed parties 0 0.00 0.00       
Totals 595,495  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).