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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 9 December 1961


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House of Representatives enrolment and voting in Queensland

Total number of voters on the roll
826,128
Number of House of Representatives seats in this state/territory
18
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
826,128
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems)
782,676
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats)
94.74%
Total valid votes
761,481
Rate of informal (invalid) voting
2.71%
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 9 December 1961
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  365,930  48.06  +10.59  11  61.11 
Liberal Party  205,457  26.98  -4.09  16.67 
Country Party  126,316  16.59  -2.80  22.22 
Queensland Labor Party (Democratic Labor Party from 1963)  57,487  7.55  -3.53     
Votes for other than listed parties 6,291 0.83 -0.16       
Totals 761,481  100.00    18  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); Gerard Newman, Federal Election Results 1949-2001, Canberra: Commonwealth Parliament, Department of the Parliamentary Library, Information and Research Services, Research Paper 9 2001-02, 2002 (ISSN 1328 7478).