ID 0245

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 2 March 1996


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House of Representatives enrolment and voting in Australian Capital Territory

Total number of voters on the roll
203,170
Number of House of Representatives seats in this state/territory
3
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
203,170
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems)
196,406
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats)
96.67%
Total valid votes
190,863
Rate of informal (invalid) voting
2.82%
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 2 March 1996
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  91,447  47.91  -5.43  100.00 
Liberal Party  78,109  40.92  +6.73     
Greens  16,596  8.70  +6.97     
Independents  3,933  2.06  -1.21     
Votes for other than listed parties 778 0.41 -1.31       
Totals 190,863  100.00    100.00 


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Notes

The vote shown for Independents at this election in the Australian Capital Territory is the sum of votes cast for all candidates registered as Independents. There were 3 such candidates.

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).

For a general review of this election, see: Clive Bean, Marian Simms, Scott Bennett and John Warhurst (editors), The Politics of Retribution: The 1996 Federal Election, St Leonards, NSW: Allen & Unwin, 1997 (ISBN 1 86448 386 5).