ID 0153

Commonwealth Parliament, House of Representatives election in Queensland

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

Election of 26 November 1966


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House of Representatives enrolment and voting in Queensland

Total number of voters on the roll
900,492
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
900,492
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems)
857,830
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats)
95.26%
Total valid votes
842,235
Rate of informal (invalid) voting
1.82%
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 26 November 1966
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  354,674  42.11  -4.22  33.33 
Liberal Party  253,663  30.12  +1.51  44.44 
Country Party  165,358  19.63  +1.38  22.22 
Democratic Labor Party  63,175  7.50  +1.18     
Votes for other than listed parties 5,365 0.64 +0.16       
Totals 842,235  100.00    18  100.00 


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Sources

Colin A Hughes, A Handbook of Australian Government and Politics 1965-1974, Canberra: Australian National University Press, 1977 (ISBN 0708113400); 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 13287478).