ID 0158

Commonwealth Parliament, House of Representatives election in Victoria

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

Election of 25 October 1969


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House of Representatives enrolment and voting in Victoria

Total number of voters on the roll
1,809,549
Number of House of Representatives seats in this state/territory
34
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
1,809,549
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems)
1,724,598
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats)
95.31%
Total valid votes
1,667,874
Rate of informal (invalid) voting
3.29%
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 Victoria

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Election held on 25 October 1969
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  689,515  41.34  +6.29  11  32.35 
Liberal Party   626,474  37.56  -2.21  18  52.94 
Democratic Labor Party  180,205  10.80  -1.78     
Country Party  113,958  6.83  -1.50  14.71 
Independents  43,883  2.63  +0.47     
Votes for other than listed parties 13,839 0.83 -1.26       
Totals 1,667,874  100.00    34  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).