ID 0213

Commonwealth Parliament, House of Representatives election in Australian Capital Territory

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

Election of 1 December 1984


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House of Representatives enrolment and voting in Australian Capital Territory

Total number of voters on the roll
150,416
Number of House of Representatives seats in this state/territory
2
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
150,416
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems)
141,497
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats)
94.07%
Total valid votes
134,293
Rate of informal (invalid) voting
5.09%
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 Australian Capital Territory

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Election held on 1 December 1984
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  71,637  53.34  -10.69  100.00 
Liberal Party  43,225  32.19  +0.08     
Australian Democrats  10,225  7.61     
Nuclear Disarmament Party  4,945  3.68     
Deadly Serious Party  2,826  2.10     
Independents  1,435  1.07  -3.01     
Votes for other than listed parties 0 0.00 +0.21       
Totals 134,293  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.

Notes

The vote shown for Independents at this House of Representatives election in the Australian Capital Territory is the sum of votes cast for 2 candidates registered as Independents.

Sources

Australian Electoral Commission, Election Statistics 1984 House of Representatives Full Distribution of Preferences, Canberra: Australian Government Publishing Service, 1985, ISBN (0644041455): Colin A Hughes, A Handbook of Australian Government and Politics 1975-1984, Rushcutters Bay, NSW: Australian National University Press, 1986 (ISBN 008033038X); 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).