ID 0174

Commonwealth Parliament, House of Representatives election in Tasmania

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

Election of 18 May 1974


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House of Representatives enrolment and voting in Tasmania

Total number of voters on the roll
246,596
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
246,596
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems)
237,891
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats)
96.47%
Total valid votes
233,678
Rate of informal (invalid) voting
1.77%
Informal (invalid) ballots in multiple voting system
Not applicable
Electoral system
Adult franchise at 18 years (from 1974); 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 18 May 1974
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  128,787  55.11  -3.83  100.00 
Liberal Party  103,701  44.38  +9.55     
Votes for other than listed parties 1,190 0.51 -0.00       
Totals 233,678  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).