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Commonwealth Parliament, House of Representatives election

Election of 31 May 1913


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General election for the House of Representatives
Commonwealth of Australia
Date of election
31 May 1913

Government in office and parliamentary support before and after the election

Government in office at election

Prime Minister in office at date of election. (check notes to see if change of Prime Minister since previous election)
Prime Minister's party affiliation
Australian Labor Party
House of Representatives support for government at election
Majority
If coalition, coalition partner(s)

Government in office after election

Prime Minister in office after election.
Prime Minister's party affiliation
Liberal Party
House of Representatives support for government after election
Majority
If coalition, coalition partner(s)

Enrolment and voting

Total number of voters on the roll
2,760,216
Number of House of Representatives seats
75
Number of uncontested seats
3
If uncontested seats, number of voters on the roll in uncontested seats
98,839
Number of voters on the roll in contested seats
2,661,377
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems)
1,955,723
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats)
73.49%
Total valid votes
1,900,369
Rate of informal (invalid) voting
2.83%
Informal (invalid) ballots in multiple voting system
Not applicable
Electoral system
Adult franchise at 21 years; single member districts; first past the post (plurality) voting


House of Representatives votes and seats won, national summary

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Election held on 31 May 1913
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  930,076  48.94  +3.85  38  50.67 
Australian Labor Party  921,099  48.47  -1.50  37  49.33 
Independents  49,194  2.59  -2.35     
Votes for other than listed parties 0 0.00 0.00       
Totals 1,900,369  100.00    75  100.00 


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Sources

Colin A Hughes and B D Graham, A Handbook of Australian Government and Politics 1890-1964, (Canberra: Australian National University Press, 1968, SBN 708102700).



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