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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 26 November 1966

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House of Representatives enrolment and voting in Australian Capital Territory

Total number of voters on the roll
Number of House of Representatives seats in this state/territory
Number of uncontested seats
If uncontested seats, number of voters on the roll in uncontested seats
Number of voters on the roll in contested seats
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems)
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats)
Total valid votes
Rate of informal (invalid) voting
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 26 November 1966
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  22,721  51.64  100.00 
Liberal Party  16,685  37.92     
Independents  2,396  5.45     
Democratic Labor Party  2,193  4.98     
Votes for other than listed parties 0 0.00 0.00       
Totals 43,995  100.00    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.


Prime minister at election: Holt became prime minister of a Liberal Party Country Party coalition government on 26 January 1966. As the member for the Australian Capital Territory had full voting rights in the House of Representatives following the 1966 election, and the member for the Northern Territory had full voitng rights from 1968, the figures for the two Territories are included in House of Representatives results for 1966. Before 1949 general election, residents of the ACT had no representation in the Commonwealth Parliament. By an Act of 1948, residents of the ACT was given representation in the House of Representatives but the member had voting rights only on matters affecting the ACT.


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).