ID 0575

Parliament of Australian Capital Territory, Legislative Assembly election

Election of 21 February 1998


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General election for the Legislative Assembly
Australian Capital Territory
Date of election (or first day of voting at elections held over more than one day)
21 February 1998

Government in office and parliamentary support before and after the election

Government in office at election

Premier in office at date of election. (check notes to see if change of Premier since previous election)
Premier's party affiliation
Liberal Party
Legislative Assembly support for government at election
Minority
If coalition, coalition partner(s)

Government in office after election

Premier's party affiliation
Liberal Party
Legislative Assembly support for government after election
Coalition Minority
If coalition, coalition partner(s)
Moore Independents

Enrolment and voting

Total number of voters on the roll
203,553
Number of Assembly seats
17
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
203,553
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems)
188,484
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats)
92.60%
Total valid votes
180,350
Rate of informal (invalid) voting
4.32%
Informal (invalid) ballots in multiple voting system
Not applicable
Electoral system
Universal franchise at 18 years, three multimember districts, proportional representation by the single transferable vote method (STV), compulsory voting


Australian Capital Territory, Legislative Assembly votes and seats won

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Election held on 21 February 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 %
Liberal Party  68,221  37.83  -2.65  41.18 
Australian Labor Party  49,798  27.61  -4.02  35.29 
Osborne Independent Group  16,462  9.13  11.76 
ACT Greens  16,417  9.10  +0.05  5.88 
Australian Democrats  10,786  5.98  +2.07     
Independents  7,164  3.97  +0.58     
Moore Independents  5,261  2.92  -4.13  5.88 
Votes for other than listed parties 6,241 3.46 +1.25       
Totals 180,350  100.00    17  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

Government after election: The Carnell Liberal minority government became the Carnell Liberal Moore coalition minority government.

Sources

Australian Capital Territory Electoral Commission, Election Statistics: Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly Election 21 February 1998, Canberra: 1998 (ISBN 1863314342).



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