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Commonwealth Parliament, House of Representatives election in Western Australia

(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 Western Australia

Total number of voters on the roll
433,097
Number of House of Representatives seats in this state/territory
9
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
433,097
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems)
409,570
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats)
94.57%
Total valid votes
393,052
Rate of informal (invalid) voting
4.03%
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 Western Australia

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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  168,258  42.81  +3.66  33.33 
Liberal Party  160,894  40.93  -6.78  44.44 
Country Party  32,524  8.27  +1.96  22.22 
Democratic Labor Party  28,502  7.25  +2.71     
Votes for other than listed parties 2,874 0.73 -1.55       
Totals 393,052  100.00    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).