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Commonwealth Parliament, House of Representatives election in Tasmania

(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 Tasmania

Total number of voters on the roll
211,220
Number of House of Representatives seats in this state/territory
5
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
211,220
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems)
203,960
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats)
96.56%
Total valid votes
200,422
Rate of informal (invalid) voting
1.73%
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 Tasmania

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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  105,556  52.67  +1.02  80.00 
Liberal Party  72,490  36.17  -6.05  20.00 
Independents  12,672  6.32     
Democratic Labor Party  8,635  4.31  -1.67     
Votes for other than listed parties 1,069 0.53 +0.38       
Totals 200,422  100.00    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, 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).