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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 13 March 1993


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House of Representatives enrolment and voting in Tasmania

Total number of voters on the roll
327,919
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
327,919
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems)
315,774
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats)
96.30%
Total valid votes
307,140
Rate of informal (invalid) voting
2.73%
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 13 March 1993
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  143,621  46.76  +8.22  80.00 
Liberal Party  129,132  42.04  -5.10  20.00 
Tasmanian Greens  24,319  7.92     
Australian Democrats  7,653  2.49  -5.84     
Votes for other than listed parties 2,415 0.79 -3.06       
Totals 307,140  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 votes cast for the Tasmanian Greens in Tasmania at this election are included with the votes for the Greens in the national summary for the House of Representatives. The Tasmanian Greens were the successor party grouping to the United Tasmania Group which had fielded candidates at the previous (1990) House of Representatives election in Tasmania.

Sources

Australian Electoral Commission, Electoral Statistics 1993, 1996, 1998, CD-ROM, Canberra,1999; Colin A Hughes, A Handbook of Australian Government and Politics 1985-1999, Sydney: Federation Press, 2002 (ISBN 1862874344); 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).