ID 0248

Commonwealth Parliament, House of Representatives election in South Australia

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

Election of 3 October 1998


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House of Representatives enrolment and voting in South Australia

Total number of voters on the roll
1,013,989
Number of House of Representatives seats in this state/territory
12
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
1,013,989
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems)
970,065
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats)
95.67%
Total valid votes
925,991
Rate of informal (invalid) voting
4.54%
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 South Australia

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Election held on 3 October 1998
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 %
Liberal Party  389,382  42.05  -7.94  75.00 
Australian Labor Party  319,267  34.48  -0.35  25.00 
Australian Democrats  93,905  10.14  -0.06     
Pauline Hanson's One Nation Party  90,773  9.80     
Australian Greens  4,576  0.49     
Votes for other than listed parties 28,088 3.03 +2.05       
Totals 925,991  100.00    12  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.

Sources

Australian Electoral Commission, Election 98, Volume 1, National Results, Canberra 1998; 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: Marian Simms and John Warhurst (editors), Howard's Agenda: The 1998 Australian Election, St Lucia, Qld: University of Queensland Press, 2000 (ISBN 0 7022 3163 0).