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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 2 December 1972


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House of Representatives enrolment and voting in Tasmania

Total number of voters on the roll
219,644
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
219,644
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems)
213,450
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats)
97.18%
Total valid votes
210,057
Rate of informal (invalid) voting
1.59%
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 2 December 1972
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  123,814  58.94  +6.28  100.00 
Liberal Party  73,166  34.83  -1.34     
Democratic Labor Party  10,086  4.80  +0.49     
Independents  1,915  0.91  -5.41     
Votes for other than listed parties 1,076 0.51 -0.02       
Totals 210,057  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).