ID 0249

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 3 October 1998


Show only vote and seat summary details

Previous election in this series | Next election in this series

House of Representatives enrolment and voting in Australian Capital Territory

Total number of voters on the roll
209,536
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
209,536
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems)
200,426
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats)
95.65%
Total valid votes
194,683
Rate of informal (invalid) voting
2.87%
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

Display Chart

Election held on 3 October 1998
Criteria for the inclusion of parties in this table are set out in the Glossary under 'listed party'

* to view table drag left or right.
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  98,588  50.64  +2.73  100.00 
Liberal Party  59,424  30.52  -10.40     
Australian Democrats  14,394  7.39     
Pauline Hanson's One Nation Party  9,895  5.08     
Australian Greens  8,145  4.18     
Independents  1,057  0.54  -1.52     
Votes for other than listed parties 3,180 1.63 +1.23       
Totals 194,683  100.00    100.00 


Previous election in this series | Next election in this series | Display Chart


* 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 shown for Independents at this election in the Australian Capital Territory are the votes cast for a single candidate registered as an Independent.

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).