ID 0562

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 2 December 1972


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House of Representatives enrolment and voting in Australian Capital Territory

Total number of voters on the roll
83,426
Number of House of Representatives seats in this state/territory
1
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
83,426
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems)
78,809
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats)
94.47%
Total valid votes
77,003
Rate of informal (invalid) voting
2.29%
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 2 December 1972
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  43,280  56.21  -11.52  100.00 
Liberal Party  17,556  22.80  -4.05     
Australia Party  10,529  13.67  +9.08     
Democratic Labor Party  2,758  3.58     
Independents  2,143  2.78     
Votes for other than listed parties 737 0.96 +0.13       
Totals 77,003  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.

Sources

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).