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Commonwealth Parliament, House of Representatives election in Victoria

(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 Victoria

Total number of voters on the roll
3,081,632
Number of House of Representatives seats in this state/territory
37
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
3,081,632
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems)
2,946,205
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats)
95.61%
Total valid votes
2,842,681
Rate of informal (invalid) voting
3.51%
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 Victoria

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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 %
Australian Labor Party  1,261,289  44.37  +1.45  19  51.35 
Liberal Party   1,053,990  37.08  -2.82  16  43.24 
Australian Democrats  171,091  6.02  -1.33     
Pauline Hanson's One Nation Party  105,798  3.72     
National Party  77,385  2.72  -1.90  5.41 
Australian Greens  59,383  2.09     
Independents  38,232  1.34  -0.29     
Votes for other than listed parties 75,513 2.66 -0.92       
Totals 2,842,681  100.00    37  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 election in Victoria is the sum of votes cast for all candidates registered as Independents (28) and those candidates who ran for office without any registered party name (2). There were 30 such candidates.

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).